eggcorn: puddlefish

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 2 04:00:26 UTC 2010

Seen at a store today--puddlefish stakes; puddlefish caviar

The name, of course, is American Paddlefish (see Wiki). It is the
largest current source of rather poor quality black caviar, especially
since Caspian sturgeon caviar (all varieties and sources) has been banned.

I've seen this mistake (eggcorn) before, but rarely so prominently
displayed. Even one of the minor caviar suppliers on-line uses "puddlefish".


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