Fwd: eggcorn

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 27 17:13:18 UTC 2008

Why an eggcorn, rather than just a slip of the tongue between two
phonologically similar loanwords?

Mark Mandel

On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 8:47 AM, James A. Landau
<JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:
> Heard on the PA system at a nursing home:
> "There will be teriyaki, uh, karaoke in the auditorium."
> This may have been a double mistake, because immediately afterwards two musicians walked in carrying their instruments.
>           James A. Landau
>           test engineer
>           Northrop-Grumman Information Technology
>           8025 Black Horse Pike, Suite 300
>           West Atlantic City NJ 08232 USA

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