one good eggcorn deserves another

Wilson Gray wilson.gray at RCN.COM
Sun Dec 12 04:16:33 UTC 2004

On Dec 11, 2004, at 10:05 PM, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:

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>> I think "black and red fish" may be my current fave ....
> A local doughnut shop had a sign advertising "French crawlers". A rare
> expression, I think. I liked it.
> -- Doug Wilson

I've posted this one before, in a different context, but WTH?

In a bar, a sign with the legend, "Picture of beer, $1.25" (this was in
the '60's; hence what is today a practically-giving-it-away price) and
illustrated with a hand-drawn and Crayola-colored picture of a pitcher
of beer.

-Wilson Gray


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