[Ads-l] "the Democrats pension for redistribution"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 13 01:59:24 UTC 2014

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> At 11/12/2014 01:59 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>>the Democrats' penchant...
> Ben, another eggcorn of the day?  "Pension" and "redistibution"
> associate with the Democrat party?

Well, if "redistribution" is priming the retrieval of "pension"
instead of "penchant," then this strikes me as a Fay/Cutler
malapropism rather than an eggcorn.


Ben Zimmer

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