Eggcorn: foilage

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Sun Oct 12 01:39:28 UTC 2008

Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> 2. Something that foils
> I have a serious thrist for a CONSTITUIONAL amendment that will force
> persons of foilage to report to the nearest nucular power plant for
> physcho-assessment and debreeding
so the re-programming can begin.
> (
> -masters/ )

"[P]ersons of foilage" looks to me like a reference to Greens; if so, this
would be another example of the original "foilage/foliage" confusion.

Jim Parish

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