eggcorn candidate: "center meters"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Dec 18 14:25:22 UTC 2009

At 12/17/2009 11:48 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>Are there any such speakers who could chime in on whether "6 center
>meters" and "6 centimeters" would be distinguished in normal speech,
>and if so how?

Doesn't one need a phrase that makes sense semantically?  I don't
know what "six center meters" could mean.


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