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#1 2017-10-08 12:05:50

Registered: 2017-10-08
Posts: 1

"toed the line" for "straddled the line"

From a description of a documentary film in a recent movie theater schedule:

This film chronicles the three-year existence of this mysterious group that toed the line between religious cult, art piece and elaborate game…

Clearly they meant “straddled the line”. I can see how there may be an eggcornish meaning-connection, as, whether you’re toeing the line or straddling it, you’re still right there at the line, but of course there can be no sound-confusion between “toed” and “straddled”, so this may not qualify as an eggcorn. Or does it?



#2 2017-10-08 12:14:34

From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 435

Re: "toed the line" for "straddled the line"

Cut and paste from … ?pid=17489

What’s the point? It’s not spamming, that I can see.

On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.



#3 2017-10-09 08:01:23

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1343

Re: "toed the line" for "straddled the line"

Hey, that’s one of my posts this jerk plagiarized!



#4 2017-10-09 09:06:55

From: Ohio
Registered: 2007-06-07
Posts: 191

Re: "toed the line" for "straddled the line"

Plagiarism is the laziest form of flattery.

“I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin



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