Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jun 10 16:30:14 UTC 2013

At 6/10/2013 11:49 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
>Joel S. Berson wrote:
> > Now that we have two, mirror-image examples (this
> > plus my earlier "imminent domain"), should the
> > pair of the Subject line go into the eggcorn database?
>Arnold Zwicky mentioned eminent/imminent on Language Log in 2004.

Less than briefly, I would say.  Is it such an
"old standard" in "MWDEU, Garner, Paul Brians's
Common Errors in English, and similar compendia"
that it has been omitted from the eggcorn database?


>The Eggcorn Forum had a posts on the topic in 2007. One message
>mentioned 'imminent domain' for 'eminent domain'. A rationale was
>offered for calling this an eggcorn instead of a spelling error:
>[Begin excerpt]
>The “imminent” threat of government’s right to take one’s land
>this an eggcorn?
>[End excerpt]
>Joel made a similar suggestion in his May 28. 2013 message.
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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