[Ads-l] Eggcorn

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 19 13:54:04 EST 2021


Given the obscurity to the layman of much or most medical terminology, I
wouldn't be surprised at eggcornertlly.

 (please excuse any typos. I have a cat standing on my chest it insistently
and always getting between me and the screen of my smartphone. )

MAM

*EGGCORNITY

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 1:51 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> 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:
> >
> > I can't help wondering how much of this is driven by voice-to-text
> software.
> > DanG
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM Joan Hall <
> > 00000876364530cf-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:
> >
> >> Not in the eggcorn database: “quarter zone” for “cortisone.” From a text
> >> message:
> >>
> >> “ [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
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPad
> >>
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> >>
> >
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