"institutions of higher earning"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Apr 19 19:16:13 UTC 2013

I think I heard a CCN commentator this morning refer to the
universities and colleges in the Boston area that had closed for the
day as "institutions of higher earning".  But my ears are not as good
as they used to be.

A Freudian eggcorn, I suppose.


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