Fwd: [Fwd: wikipedia eggcorn page]

Tue Dec 26 15:23:09 UTC 2006

        Update:  Wikipedia has retained its "Eggcorn" article, with all
who initially voted for "Delete" or "Merge" (with the "Malapropism"
article) changing their votes to "Keep."

John Baker

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From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf
Of Arnold M. Zwicky
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 9:34 AM
Subject: Fwd: [Fwd: wikipedia eggcorn page]

anybody here have any citations to offer?

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> 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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