"Let me play _an evil's advocate_." [NT]

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Sep 2 15:31:09 UTC 2011

On Sep 2, 2011, at 7:51 AM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> Or maybe these are all errors a spelllchecker couldn't find, and there
> was no copy editor.

you're assuming they were inadvertent errors -- pretty unlikely, given the _an_ of _an evil's_.  larry and i are assuming they originated as orthographic eggcorns (with _devil_ reinterpreted as _evil_).


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