eggcorns in oakland?

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Oct 1 13:25:57 UTC 2008

On Sep 30, 2008, at 9:03 PM, Marc Velasco wrote:

> "fractionalized" for factionalized... 2nd graph:
> In an unprecedented news conference,Oakland
> Raiders<> owner
> Al Davis explained the firing of Lane Kiffin in great detail, and
> the coach
> later said he was "embarrassed to watch that."
> "I reached a point where I felt that the whole staff were
> _fractionalized_,
> that the best thing to do to get this thing back was to make a
> change,"
> Davis said during the lengthy news conference. "It hurts because I
> picked
> the guy. I picked the wrong guy."

"fractionalize" 'divide into separate groups or parts' is in most


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