Ancient eggcorn?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 29 15:18:50 UTC 2008

At 12:28 PM +0000 12/29/08, Michael Quinion wrote:
>My son gave me a big collection of old SF magazines for Christmas. On the
>back cover of issue No 5 of Nebula Science Fiction for Autumn 1953 is an
>advert: "A Full-proof Insurance Policy".

Or maybe they were offering special rates to heavy drinkers...


>Michael Quinion
>Editor, World Wide Words
>E-mail: wordseditor at
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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