another one from a post!

David A. Daniel dad at POKERWIZ.COM
Sun Aug 16 19:40:38 UTC 2009

People are way too quick not too pick up on a joke... Gimme a break

We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
-----Original Message-----
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Arnold Zwicky
Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: another one from a post!

On Aug 16, 2009, at 9:44 AM, David A. Daniel wrote:

> And yet another eggcorn!!! ... there are still a tone of
> them on the internet :)

people are way too quick to cry "eggcorn".

i'd let Julia Achenbach speak for herself, but i'll bet she pronounces
the word as [t^n] (or something close to that), not [ton].  what
"tone" looks like here is an orthographic compromise between the
British spelling TONNE and the American spelling TON.  nothing
eggcornish about it at all, i'd suppose.


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