Eggcorn lexicalization?

Kate Daly kdaly973 at VERIZON.NET
Fri Nov 9 13:59:09 UTC 2007

At 08:35 AM 11/9/2007, David Bowie wrote:
>I wouldn't have believed it had i not been there, since i'd have to
>think "acorn" is a word that people learn growing up,

My family moved from Utah to the Chicago area when I was going in to the 2nd grade. I came home on the first day full of my grievances after the teacher scolded me for not paying attention when she told me to spell egg phonetically. I had!  In Utah the first sound in egg is a long a - so of course I spelled it agg. As in eggcorn?

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