Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
You are not logged in.
Registrations were closed for a long time because of forum spam, but I have re-opened them on a trial basis.
The forum administrator (chris dot waigl at gmail dot com) reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of eggcorns. Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification. Likewise, accounts that have not been used for posting may be removed.
Thanks for your understanding.
Chris -- 2015-05-30
There are a number of examples of these substitutions which appear to be likely eggcorns:
I see the mistakes and little continuity errors that detracked from the story being told. That passionate love scene or dramatic moment loses something when …
www.belowtopsecret.com/thread206130/pg1 – 30k – Cached
There are a couple of staff who need to educated in the art of customer service but this should not detracked from the general high standard the hotel …
www.holiday-truth.com/holiday_truths/ho … s%20Hotel/ – 99k – Cached
... find Bin Ladin” then a hour later, he had another conference and retracked his comments saying “that we will comb every cave in Afgahastan to find him” ...
www.designsxchange.com/forums/lofiversi … t3325.html – 24k – Cached
He was then told by one of his flunkies that he should change the “wording” a bit.Then Dubya retrackeded his statement. Stupid is as stupid does. ...
www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blo … orism.html – 159k – Cached
I remain a little uneasy, however, as there are many other examples which are not at all eggcornish, like ‘compacked’, ‘restricked’ and ‘bile ducked’ – it may be that we’re simply seeing what we want to see, and ignoring what’s inconvenient?
Loved retrackeded. Re-, de- and com- appear to be shoe-ins. I received a hit in an e-mail message today, about a researcher who got another post.
our original choice, unexpectedly retracked his agreement to come work with us.
See also Peter’s ruminations a half a year earlier: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … p?id=1454. Compacked may be the best of batch.