"short-sided" (was: Re: More surprising censorship)

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Aug 14 14:13:10 UTC 2007

On Aug 13, 2007, at 6:38 PM, Lary Horn wrote:

> ... Note that this one (besides the "potty-mouth" reference to
> Boof...er,
> BLEEP Bonser) also sports a lovely eggcorn; one of the "worst trades
> of all time" was the Tigers trading the future first-ballot Hall of
> Fame starter/closer John Smoltz to the Braves in 1987 for the briefly
> competent Doyle Alexander, characterized by the blogger as "a
> short-sided trade" on Detroit's part, nicely tossing "short-sighted"
> and "one-sided" into the Osterizer and pressing "BLEND".
> (This one is Language-Logged by Mark Liberman at
> http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002324.html
> [posted, as it happens, on the day I turned 60], but the cites Mark
> records don't have the two-way understanding present above, where
> "one-sided" is clearly a component, given the nature of the blog.)

in the ecdb:


with one example (the first) that might one "one-sided" in it somewhere.


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