[Ads-l] equine eggcorn

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 25 11:32:00 EST 2021


> On Feb 25, 2021, at 11:22 AM, James Landau <00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> wrote:
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> Somewhat off topic for "horse bath":  a stockbroker told me that a narrow difference between bid and ask prices is a "wife's spread" but a wide difference is a "whore's spread”

Or, more delicately if more obscurely, the difference between wife’s bread and horse bread.

LH

> Also a new computer proverb:  Debugging is like being in a mystery story where you are the murderer.
> 
> James Landau
> jjjrlandau at netscape.com
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