Eggcorn: Conjugate for Congregate

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sat May 30 12:25:22 UTC 2009

On May 29, 2009, at 5:35 PM, Doug Harris wrote:

> Just found this in a note on a Facebook page (of an arms-length
> relative
> of whom I'd never heard until two days ago):
> "Some kid has stopped in the middle of the hallway with a group of
> his friends. They've conjugated in the middle of the hallway,
> sucking up valuable space so they can do something stupid like
> compare shoe sizes."
> --
> Isn't that wonderful??

nice classical malapropism.  but what makes you classify it
specifically as an eggcorn?


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