pedalling those myths

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 26 01:14:56 UTC 2006

an eggcorn of possible interest:

This is from a posting on a linguistics-related list (not ours, of
course).  The poster, discussing a speech by an uninformed British
prescriptivist who rejects the systematicity of non-standard
varieties of English, objects to the necessity of "having to endure
the pedalling of such dangerous myths by such an influential figure".
I've earlier come across "soft-petalling" conclusions, so I guess
it's only fair that "pedal" gets its eggcornish revenge elsewhere.


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