eggcorn: saddled -> straddled

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Jan 29 20:00:41 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
> "The reporters on the bus, now straddled with an unexpected new cost, fumed."

This has now been silently corrected to "saddled."

> 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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