Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2015-05-30
I recently started an open group on Facebook called the “Eggcorn Hunt Club”. Please, if you’re on Facebook, consider joining us. Let’s spread the eggcornese!
I’m on board. Let the hunt begin.
Interesting that the only member to have ever used an avatar on this site should have opened a Facebook group. Please make sure to transfer any finds over to the faceless crowd here on the forum! Please don’t make me join facebook. My brother warned me that there are things about my relatives I just don’t want to know.
Interesting that the only member to have ever used an avatar on this site should have opened a Facebook group. Please make sure to transfer any finds over to the faceless crowd here on the forum Please don’t make me join facebook. My brother warned me that there are things about my relatives I just don’t want to know.
I simply don’t befriend my relatives on facebook, for the most part.
Brooksie, your FB group is scheduled to be archived. Members will have to be re-added! Go migrate to the new format, quick! Thanks. I jsut joined. :-)
Catherine, I don’t think Brooksie has posted here in about three years—she may no longer be reading regularly. You could try emailing her, however.
I am still here reading contributions on occasion when I am not chasing after a lightning fast, nearly 3 year old boy.
I tried to revive the FB group but did not know how to migrate 200 or so members to the “new” group format. Really FB should have been able to do that for us in as much as they seem to know every other detail of my life ;-) We are still there with only three members now! Pitiful.
BTW, we have a couple of suggested eggcorns; one I surprisingly have not seen here:
ration of bacon << rash of bacon
Hi Laura, it’s wonderful to hear from a distinguished . If you’ve read the end of the year roundup you know that there are fewer regulars here, too. All the eggcorns must be hanging high these days, though we have had some nice ones just in the last few weeks. It’s almost been a rash of eggcorns.
I like “ration of bacon”, very egalitarian or calorie-conscious, but I have to admit that I’d never heard of a “rash of bacon”, either. The dictionary lists it as an alternate (or even the original) form of the word I know, “rasher”. I would have pegged a rash of bacon as a funny eggcorn, like an outbreak. But forgive me, up here we don’t even know what Canadian bacon is. Thanks to Wikipedia I do now know what barding, lardos, collops and flitches are, however.
rashers >> rations also mentioned in 2006: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … hp?id=1070