Biblical Eggcorn

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat Mar 1 04:48:45 UTC 2008

I was recently laughed at when I mentioned "PIE lates" instead of "puh
lah tees" for Pilates exercises. BB

On Feb 29, 2008, at 8:08 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:

> At 8:00 PM -0800 2/29/08, John McChesney-Young wrote:
>> From an e-mail list devoted to Biblical Greek:
>> << I'd like to get all the Greek Bible study aids (Greek parallel
>> text, parsings, vocabulary, search capabilities, etc) on a portable
>> device like a Palm Pilate.  Any suggestions for programs or devices?
>> 367 Ghits for the phrase, some uses ironic, many not.
>> John
> Well, since we've been hearing for years those cute stories about
> kids in Sunday school drawing the toga'ed airman they describe as
> "Pontius Pilot", it seems to me this development is overdue.

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