[Ads-l] soothsayer - voice of reason

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 19 16:56:31 EDT 2018


A hypothetical eggcorn.

Note the *, meaning that the form is unattested in writing.

JL



On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 2:21 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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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> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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