A *genuine* eggcorn?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Jul 6 20:06:35 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> "... and finally _succame_ to the dreaded 'download standby' error."
> This one is so obvious that the writer may well have made it up as a
> joke. OTOH, I can recall a time when I regarded _ snuck_ as just
> someone's little joke.

Well, there was the time Cornel West said "surcame" and the vile Rush
Limbaugh made a big deal out of it...



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