[Ads-l] soothsayer - voice of reason

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 20 18:58:15 EDT 2018


Naah, they're just ignorant.

Mark Mandel

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 4:56 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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