Eggcorns . . .

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Jul 10 19:02:54 UTC 2006

Two eggcornish idioms, both (as it happens) from yesterday:

My wife remarked that somebody was "going to have a heyday" She has used that construction maybe a hundred time in the last three decades--never (as far as I can remember) "have a field day."

A student's notebook referred to an individual as "a 'preacher's wife' in every essence of the term."


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