Eggcorn Forum

Discussions about eggcorns and related topics

You are not logged in.

Announcement

Registrations are temporarily closed as we're receiving a steady stream of registration spam.

Anyone who wishes to register, please email me at chris dot waigl at gmail dot com with the desired username and a valid email address, and I will register you manually.

Thanks for your understanding.

Chris -- 2011-03-08

#1 2006-06-06 03:01:57

klakritz
Eggcornista
From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'crunch of the matter' for 'crux of the matter'

The database already has ‘crutch of the matter,’ annotated by Ben Zimmer. This is perhaps more eggcornish, as ‘crunch,’ like ‘crux,’ suggests the essence or core of a problem- as in the idiom ‘crunch time.’ Examples:

Probably herein lies the crunch of the matter. When the Rwanda Patriotic Front took over power in 1994, Uganda had 39 districts. ...
www.newtimes.co.rw/index2.php?option=co … =1&id=4417

“I’ma bit of a traditionalist and I really wanted to marry Jennifer but the absolute crunch of the matter was to provide security for her and any children …
www.abc.net.au/4corners/content/2005/s1419343.htm

Return of the Living dead part 2…
Well, the crunch of the matter is that it is quite simply a lackluster and insipid turd of a movie.
www.sexgoremutants.co.uk/rotld2.html

About Feldenkrais
And this is the crunch of the matter: what can we do when things don’t work as we want them to?
www.feldenkraislondon.com/abfeld.html

Offline

 

Board footer

Powered by PunBB
PunBB is © 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson
Individual posters retain the copyright to their posts.

RSS feeds: active topicsall new posts