eggcorn versus malaprop

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 2 01:22:31 UTC 2006

At 6:29 PM -0500 2/1/06, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>Angie and I are renovating our kitchen and bathroom before inviting wedding
>guests over. The management company requires a $2,500 deposit, then a $400
>fee,  and then there are the costs for a new toilet, bathroom sink,
>  dishwasher, stove, kitchen cabinets... I said that I'm glad we'll soon be
>over  with all this. She said:
>"Don't count your eggs before they're hatched."
and by all means don't put all your chickens in one basket either
(she clucked).

Actually, one of these I've heard a lot is "water over the bridge" or
possibly even "water under the dam".


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