Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat May 16 16:11:02 UTC 2009

At 2:09 PM +0100 5/16/09, Chris Waigl wrote:
>>At 5/16/2009 04:12 AM, Margaret Lee wrote:
>>>In a final paper, one of my students wrote that a female character
>>>in a novel is put on a "pedal stool."  Is this a possible eggcorn
>>>for pedestal?
>Already in the Eggcorn Database:
>  ("pedal stool" is in the article).
>A tip: when you have a potential eggcorn, just type it into google
>together with the search term "eggcorn". If it's in the ECDB, it'll
>likely come up!
>Chris Waigl

I tried that with the Boston-based "trifector" (for "trifecta") last
night (= the Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox all losing) and it wasn't
listed, but nobody commented. Is that a viable candidate for the edb,
or a non-eggcorn for a reason I don't see?


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