[Ads-l] firstable, secondable...

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 12 18:13:11 UTC 2014


BuzzFeed picked up on this eggcorn ("first of all" -> "firstable"),
which is prevalent on Twitter:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/yes-firstable

Further coverage:

https://metro.co.uk/2014/11/12/firstable-meaning-first-of-all-is-probably-a-word-now-and-thats-just-how-it-is-4945799/

Now belatedly entered in the Eggcorn Database:

http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/1125/firstable/

--bgz

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