Eggcorn: tract vs. track

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue May 2 17:31:22 UTC 2006

On May 2, 2006, at 9:22 AM, Dennis R. Preston wrote:

> There is a nice example of this in "track house" (for tract house,
> housing); it works even semantically since such housing is thought to
> be close to (but on the wrong side of) the tracks.

i have now added a comment to the "track" entry:

and created a "tract" entry:

(with credit to ADS-Lers in both places)

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