"beyond the pall"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Dec 29 16:13:30 UTC 2010

What is the type of error called that results in "beyond the pall"
stated instead of "beyond the pale"?  I can imagine someone thinking
of pall, n.1, "(fig.) something regarded as enveloping a situation
with an air of gloom, heaviness, or fear." (9.a).


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