eggcorn: saddled -> straddled

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Jan 29 04:24:17 UTC 2012
"The reporters on the bus, now straddled with an unexpected new cost, fumed."

Turns out this is a very common eggcorn -- I found recent examples
from such sources as Dow Jones, Reuters, the Financial Times, and the
New York Post. Into the database it goes:


Ben Zimmer

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