[Ads-l] Eggcorn

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 19 14:07:24 EST 2021

When I was working as Senior Linguist for Dragon Systems through the 90s
and into the early 00s, we called these recognition errors "reccos",
parallel to "typos" and "speakos" (user errors of misspeaking.


On Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 5:28 PM MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY DEVCOM
AVMC (USA) <0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:

> I've got to wonder if this is a true eggcorn, reflecting the intent of the
> texter, or a failure of speech-to-text software.  I've seen many similar
> mistakes on computer-generated closed captions on youtube videos.
> ----
> 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

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