[Ads-l] Eggcorn

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 18 13:51:54 EST 2021


There are over a half dozen other hits for “quarter zone shot” via Google. I think it’s a real reanalysis/eggcorn just driven by mishearing and rationalization, although it’s not clear whether the writers believe there is actually a quarter zone located in their elbows, knees, or wherever.

LH

> On Feb 18, 2021, at 1:45 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> I can't help wondering how much of this is driven by voice-to-text software.
> DanG
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> On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM Joan Hall <
> 00000876364530cf-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:
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>> Not in the eggcorn database: “quarter zone” for “cortisone.” From a text
>> message:
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>> “ [My trigger finger]  has become more sore and swollen in the last week,
>> so I will see how it goes. I might try a quarter zone shot again.”
>> 
>> Joan Hall
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>> Sent from my iPad
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