Eggcorn: illegible?

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Fri Mar 3 22:27:50 UTC 2006

Shades of "illicit" for "elicit," the first of which I commonly get in
students' papers dealing with data elicitation.

At 10:07 AM 3/3/2006, you wrote:
>I'm not sure if this qualifies as an eggcorn or not, but it is a solecism in
>the same neighborhood and not quite a malapropism, it seems to me. the
>following was sent from the Dke University Faculty Arts and Sciences Council
>Executive Committee to the Council members (3rd paragraph; I'm not talking
>about the
>comma splice, which is sic):
>Kathy Peterson has notified you if you are up for re-election. Please take an
>active role within your unit helping to select your new representative. Your
>unit will get a slate of every illegible person, please take time during the
>next faculty meeting to nominate a couple of people who will be in residence
>and are will to serve.
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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