Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Feb 13 01:28:09 UTC 2006

On 2/12/06, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:
> From the local broadssheet:
> "But, for him, it was merely a _weigh station_ on the road to real success."

Already in the database, under:

My comment in the entry:

"The eggcorn _weigh station_ is particularly compelling, since it
conjures up the preexisting sense of the term as a roadside stop where
trucks or other vehicles are checked for weight."

--Ben Zimmer

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