Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Jul 19 16:01:17 UTC 2006

On 7/19/06, Margaret Lee <mlee303 at> wrote:
>     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?

Yep, and it's already in the database:

--Ben Zimmer

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