[Ads-l] equine eggcorn

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 25 12:56:55 EST 2021

Thanks, Laurence. In one of the early posts to this thread, perhaps the
initial one, I was unable to decipher the mention of "wh" vs. "h" (as I
believe it was phrased) till I eventually got to the explicit expansion of
the expressions.


On Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 11:32 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> > On Feb 25, 2021, at 11:22 AM, James Landau <
> 00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> wrote:
> >
> > 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

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