Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 23 16:29:17 UTC 2005

At 6:28 AM -0800 11/23/05, James Smith wrote:
>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.

Just to register one more tally for Wilson's analysis--"put all
(one's) eggs in the same basket" doesn't strike me as all that
unlikely, although it's somewhat rarer than " one basket".
unless I missed it, nobody's registered the raw google count here, so
I will:

519,000 for "eggs in one basket"
   10,700 for "eggs in the same basket"
        423 for "eggs in the wrong basket"

In each case, the first bunch of hits all seem to invoke or play on
the proverb(s).


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