Margaret Lee mlee303 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Jul 19 11:30:09 UTC 2006

    On the Dr. Phil show yesterday, a 22-year-old male said that his statement to his parents that "I did not ask to be born" was a "spurt of the moment statement," obviously a reinterpretation of "spur of the moment."  Is this an eggcorn?

  Margaret G. Lee, Ph.D.
Professor of English & Linguistics
Department of English
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668
margaret.lee at or mlee303 at

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