[Ads-l] distain/disdain eggcorn

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 25 16:48:08 UTC 2016


I assumed that the connection to “stain” is relevant, but I suppose it could be merely a spelling issue. I looked briefly on Google to see if I could find anything telling, but didn’t see anything. BB

> On 25 Jan 2016, at 08:25, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> 
> Not really an eggcorn unless speakers/writers are imagining a connection =
> with "stain".  It does remind me of "disgression", a technically =
> nonexistent word that can be readily attested with three different =
> meanings ('discretion', 'digression', 'indiscretion' [i.e. misdeed])).  =
> It's all the fault of the annoying neutralization of stop consonants =
> after /s/.
> 
> LH
> 
> =20
> 
>> On Jan 25, 2016, at 11:17 AM, Benjamin Barrett =
> <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> =20
>> The AP sent out a political article that was picked up around the =
> country today that twice uses =E2=80=9Cdistain=E2=80=9D for =
> =E2=80=9Cdisdain=E2=80=9D, a mixup not in the Eggcorn Database.
>> =20
>> "Questions Only the Iowa Caucuses Can Answer=E2=80=9D
>> 25 January 2016
>> =
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>> =20
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
>> Many professional Republicans distain Trump and worry about his =
> long-term effect on the party's ability to win over general election =
> voters.
>> =20
>> But Republicans who dislike Trump as much as they distain Cruz - and =
> many find both unacceptable - now wish for a Trump victory in Iowa.
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
>> =20

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