"But people sticking with Obama is my _pet pea_." [NP]

Damien Hall damien.hall at NEWCASTLE.AC.UK
Wed Nov 21 10:52:45 UTC 2012

Looks like an eggcorn to me: a pea being something irritating, as in the story of The Princess and the Pea, it replaces the original 'peeve', which largely survives only in the phrase 'pet peeve'.  Not in the database yet, though!



Damien Hall
Newcastle University (UK)

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