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Chris -- 2018-04-11
A book reviewer on the radio, who was a prime candidate for our thread on , had idiosyncratic pronunciations for poignant (with a hard g) and palatable, which . Although he may have understood the word, I wondered whether anyone hearing it pronounced that way might derive an alternative imagery, based on the plate-worthiness of the offering. No, this not plate-able, it may not even be compostable.
I have a lot of respect for your views from what I have read and seen on a few videos, but this one is not plateable… “Mahatma” wanted Hs to submit to butchery without any resistance, that is not Ahimsa that is plain & simple cowardice.
That could be a new award. The DRA eggy for the substitution that was an eggcorn, but wasn’t worth the neural energy expended in thinking about it.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.