[Ads-l] soothsayer - voice of reason

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 19 14:21:07 EDT 2018


> So "soothe-sayer" is an eggcorn?

Forsooth!

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com> wrote:

> So "soothe-sayer" is an eggcorn?
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 11:43 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > < *soothe-sayer, 'speaker of soothing or comforting words.'
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 7:49 AM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Emily Jane Fox, author of "Born Trump" on Morning Joe, said that Jared
> > and
> > > Ivanka moved to Washington to be soothsayers, voices of moderation.
> > >
> > > Herb
> > >
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-Wilson
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