Eggcorn: "toffee"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sun Dec 2 18:07:20 UTC 2007

In the Style section of today's New York Times, we read
this, about the English film director Guy Ritchie:

  About five or six rounds later, as Slash, the top-hatted lead
  guitarist of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, sauntered in,
  Mr. Ritchie was discussing how he now enjoyed "the toffee side
  of English life."

I'm reasonably confident that Mr. Ritchie was actually
discussing how he enjoyed the _toff-y_ side of English life,
that is, the bit of or relating to toffs, or affectedly rich
or upper-class people.

Not in the Eggcorn Database and I doubt it belongs there, but
I figured I should point it out here.

Jesse Sheidlower

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