Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 18 03:21:53 UTC 2012

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM, Ben Zimmer
<bgzimmer at babel.ling.upenn.edu> wrote:
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> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 7:48 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>> On Oct 17, 2012, at 7:33 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>> > "… doesnt believe in global warming, _littlone_ EVOLUTION!"
>> Wow.  Never saw that one coming.  I figured if I went trawling I might
>> find others, but it took me to p. 6 of the (many) google hits on "littlone"
>> to find this mate for yours:
>> I spent forever with customer support and they don't know crap so yea I
>> wish cable wasn't a monopoly because I would leave mediacom for comcast in a
>> heart beat considering I don't get what I'm paying for. And I am sure there
>> are plenty of stupid people out there that can't tell the difference, crap
>> people can even secure their networks littlone check their bandwidth.
>> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r25910869-MN-mediacom-cutting-DL-speed-when-you-have-a-router-connected-
> The Eggcorn Database has "little lone" and "little own".
> http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/84/little-lone/
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Are people reading so little that they are just guessing at what it is
that they hear and stabbing in the dark, WRT usage?


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