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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2007-12-29 20:01:51

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

Eggcorns of 2007

It’s that time of year when, everyone in the western world takes a last look back at the preceding 12 months and publishes a ‘best of’ ( or ‘worst of’) list. 2007 was a highly productive year at the Eggcorn Forum and here are my top choices. While I was initially aiming for a ‘top 10,’ I had too many favorites and just gave up.

Of course, there’s nothing authoritative this list, and I invite insertions deletions, and other, completely unrelated , lists. I would say, though, that I think that everything here is worthy of canonization on the Eggcorn Database. (And if you like lists, be sure to look at Jorkel’s 6/20 entry, and the commentary that followed.)


living in a pig style (sty)

Lehman’s terms (layman’s)

surf scooter (scoter)

myth conception (misconception)

faces of the moon (phases)

review mirror (rearview)

rusting on your laurels (resting)

extra version olive oil (virgin)

spacious argument (specious)

pains and needles (pins)

the checker’s flag (checkered)

crawlfish (crayfish)

mind-bottling (boggling)

gets my goad (goat)

coiffured ceiling (coffered)

imitations of immortality (intimations)

flamingo dancers (flamenco)

the bear of bad news (bearer)

woof down (wolf)

put the car before the horse (cart)

ambergrease (ambergris)

empiric victory (Pyrrhic)

moral perpitude (turpitude)

engulped (engulfed)

hoppy horse (hobby)

lying by admission (omission)

author graph (autograph)

Angelican Church (Anglican)

Last edited by klakritz (2007-12-30 15:52:37)



#2 2008-01-31 18:04:13

Registered: 2008-01-31
Posts: 1

Re: Eggcorns of 2007

How do eggcorn make more of themselfs!!!



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