[Ads-l] YouTubery: "I guess you never heard of a _wheelbarrel_."

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 21 03:58:05 UTC 2019

On Sat, Apr 20, 2019 at 11:22 AM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>

> I'd call "wheelbarrel" an *eggcorn*, not a folk etymology.

Indeed, it was one of the earliest entries in the Eggcorn Database.


...linking to Arnold's Language Log post:


...which in turn references discussion of "wheelbarrel" on this list back
in Aug. 2004.



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