"mano a mano": another turn on the wheel

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 27 03:38:52 UTC 2012

On Jan 26, 2012, at 9:33 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:06 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>> Some of you will recall our discussion a few years back of the
>> reanalysis of this expression, although it seems not to have made it
>> into the eggcorn database.  We batted around such delights as "mano y
>> mano", "mano on mano", and my favorites, "mano-a-womano" and
>> "womano-a-womano"*, all eloquently testifying to the shift in how the
>> expression tends to be (mis)understood.  (Or, to be nonjudgmental,
>> reunderstood.)
> I entered "mano-on-mano" into the ECDB in 2005, with discussion of the
> reanalysis in the notes:
> http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/370/mano-on-mano/
Oops, my mistake.  I search under "mano a mano", "mano-a-mano", and "mano", and pulled up nothing.  Is there a way to access the ECDB alphabetically?


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