Another Eggcorn? (was Post-opt for Post-op)

Gordon, Matthew J. GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU
Tue Nov 10 14:59:26 UTC 2009

Sounds eggcornish to me. It might also be motivated by hypercorrection if your student is German(-American), African-American, or representative of some other variety that devoices final obstruents.

-Matt Gordon

On 11/10/09 4:31 AM, "Margaret Lee" <mlee303 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:

One of my students wrote, "The author does not sugar code his story."  --the use of 'sugar code' for 'sugar coat.' It is not is the eggcorn database. Is this an eggcorn?

Margaret Lee

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