Heard on The Judges: eggcorn.

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 20 18:49:00 UTC 2009

At 2:43 PM -0400 7/20/09, Wilson Gray wrote:
>Forty-ish Latino female standard-English speaker:
>"I couldn't get him to bring me a contract. He just kept _hemming
>and hauling_".

Well, as far as excrescent liquids go, seems like a safer choice than
"He just kept hemming and hawring"


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