Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 24 03:56:31 UTC 2005

On 11/23/05, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> Subject:      Re: Eggcorn?
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> >The phrase was heard on the Maury Povich Show. A guest stated that she
> >didn't know whether she should buy into her boyfriend's line - "I love
> you
> >so much that I want you to have my baby" - lest she _be putting all [her]
> >eggs in the wrong basket_. She may have been punning on the fact that, as
> a
> >woman, she literally does have eggs,
> and he literally (or at least figuratively) does have a basket
> >  but, in the words of Homey the Clown,
> >"I don't think so."
> >
> Mebbe not, but it's a nice thought.
> L

Good one, Larry! I didn't think of that! [Yes, I was consciously trying to
beat you to the pun!] ;-)
-Wilson Gray

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