Eggcorn: jar-dropping, jar-dropper

Chris F Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Sat Sep 15 20:00:52 UTC 2007

Erik Hoover wrote:
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> Poster:       Erik Hoover <grinchy at GRINCHY.COM>
> Subject:      Eggcorn: jar-dropping, jar-dropper
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> Jar-dropping for jaw-dropping, jar-dropper, etc.
> I came across this scarce eggcorn while reading a comment on the blog
> Polite Dissent.  The blog humorously nitpicks the medical errors in
> popular culture.
> The comment refers to the television program House:
> "Cameron’s decision that for now she just wants to have sex with the
> guy she “did” before when she was on drugs was just a jar-dropper.
> And it was perfectly deliviered. In short: “Wanna f**k?”
> [...]

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Chris Waigl


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