Possible eggcorn

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri May 5 14:33:43 UTC 2006

At 10:13 AM -0400 5/5/06, David Bowie wrote:
>I've decided to stop throwing every potential eggcorn i see onto this
>list, but this one's too wonderful to pass up. From a comment on one of
>washingtonpost.com's political blogs, responding to an entry on
>Katherine Harris's spectacular continuing flameout in her US Senate race
>here in Florida (and no, this person's not a Harris fan):
>    YES, next week should be very interesting with what they do to
>    Harris. Talk about your soap opera. She is on Life Support
>    because her own republican family is plotting to kill her chances
>    of being on the ballot. Talk about getting what you deserve. You
>    can almost hear her saying "You to Brutus", as the the last knife
>                                ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>    is slipped into her. Kind of brings a tear to your eye !!!
>    ( Because you can't stop laughing !)

I thought it was "Ate *two*, Brutus?"

Actually, though, the blogger above *could* have committed a simple
typo for "You too", if we're to be charitable about it.


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