Fwd: [Fwd: wikipedia eggcorn page]

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Dec 22 14:33:30 UTC 2006

anybody here have any citations to offer?

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Mark Liberman <myl at cis.upenn.edu>
> Date: December 22, 2006 5:18:50 AM PST
> To: Language Loggers
> Subject: [Fwd: wikipedia eggcorn page]
> Reply-To: myl at cis.upenn.edu
> Any help for the stalwart defenders of the eggcorn?
>   -Mark
> From: Pat Schwieterman <satian02 at yahoo.com>
> Date: December 21, 2006 10:39:36 PM PST
> To: myl at babel.ling.upenn.edu
> Subject: wikipedia eggcorn page
> Hi Prof. Liberman
> There's currently a  campaign on Wikipedia to delete the "Eggcorns"
> article because "eggcorn" is a neologism that doesn't doesn't
> appear in "verifiable sources." At least one person has already
> rushed to the defense of the eggcorn and has cited the articles
> that have appeared in the NYT, Guardian, etc. But I was wondering
> whether you know if the term has been used/discussed in any
> linguistics publications yet. Any such citation would strengthen
> the hand of us eggcorn enthusiasts.
> Thanks,
> Pat Schwieterman
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