Eggcorn: 'in X's reclining years'

Damien Hall halldj at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Dec 25 22:43:14 UTC 2007

I knew there was something else I meant to say.  Some of the 2,430 ghits on

in "reclining years"

are clearly puns - the former Chairman of La-Z-Boy is described in one of the
first ten hits as being 'in his reclining years' after his retirement - but
others clearly are genuine mistakes!

Damien Hall
University of Pennsylvania

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