an eggcorn [over-]ripe for the database

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue May 27 00:26:20 UTC 2008

On May 26, 2008, at 4:59 PM, Larry Horn wrote:

> from today's Times, an article on A11 ("Tax exemptions for charities
> are increasingly facing new challenges", continuing a front page
> report on the trend):
> "This court ruling is just ripe with unintended consequences...The
> state is cutting off its nose to spite its face"
> [quoting Jon Nelson, executive director of RSI, a Duluth-based
> organization for parents of mentally disabled children]...

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