James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Wed Nov 23 14:28:11 UTC 2005

Without the context of this statement, it's hard to
tell, but it may be a very deliberate play on the well
known idiom.  Putting all one's eggs in the WRONG
basket adds a whole 'nother aspect.

--- Chris Waigl <cwaigl at FREE.FR> wrote:

> Wilson Gray wrote:
> >It's only ".. into one basket" for me. Hence, "...
> in the wrong basket" has
> >an eggcornish feel to it. I've never heard or read
> "... in the same basket"
> >or any other variant before. A mere coincidence, no
> doubt. But please note
> >that I supply a question mark with my submission,
> indicating that I expect
> >that there may be differing interpretations of the
> evidence and that I in no
> >way wish to suggest that the example _necessarily_
> is to be interpreted as
> >an an eggcorn.
> >
> I didn't mean to sound in any way unhappy, and my
> reference was to those
> on the site in any event. It just looks to me --
> though I neglected to
> search for the version with "into", so maybe my idea
> of what the
> "standard version looks like is unidiomatic -- that
> people use so many
> variations of this idiom that not much can be
> concluded from someone
> writing "in the wrong basket" even if he or she
> thinks this _is_ the
> standard variant.
> Chris Waigl
> --
> blog:
> eggcorns:

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