Arnold M. Zwicky
zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Sat Apr 19 17:31:16 UTC 2008
meant to send this to the whole list...
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> From: "Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at csli.stanford.edu>
> Date: April 19, 2008 10:20:30 AM PDT
> To: JJJRLandau at netscape.com
> Subject: Re: eggcorn?
> On Apr 19, 2008, at 7:27 AM, JAMES LANDAU wrote:
>> My daughter perpetrated the following in an analysis of the current
>> Democratic Presidential nomination status:
>> "Well, you have to give Democrats points for both genuine
>> sentiment and shrew poltiical planning."
> i assume this was written rather than spoken.
> have you checked with your daughter to see that this is what she
> meant to write? it looks like a simple typo.
> i get a small number of google webhits, e.g.:
> Apr 13, 2007 ... I also think that Keano is too shrew to lose many
> players that have played this season, I dont expect too many exits
> for established players ...
> Regardless, Horace Slughorn is much too shrew to take a chance. More
> brains by half than that idiot minister we have – though he’s
> substantially lazier too. ...
> Of course, she may try to deny it and try some shrew tactics to come
> between them, but I still don't think they are gonna take Jeffrey
> and Olivia's feelings ...
> What the pro-life folks have been doing is very shrew politics.
> They’ve been working the fringe issues like partial-birth abortion
> where they can build wide ...
> Call it beginners luck or call it a shrew investment all I know is
> that Domaining is now in my blood. I believe I’ve already learnt a
> lot - and much of it ...
> Classic Media Entertainment have a number of very exciting and high
> profile projects that present a great opportunity for the shrew
> investor. ...
> so possibly what's going on is final t/d-deletion, recognized in
> i have a Language Log posting in preparation on "prejudice" for
> "prejudiced" and "bias" for "biased" -- both of which are frequent
> enough to have made it into Brians.
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