[Ads-l] sir name

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 19 19:43:32 UTC 2020

Noted on Language Log in 2004 and entered into the Eggcorn Database
the following year.


On Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 3:18 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> Around 1983 or '84, I read an undergraduate theme that discussed "sir
> names," if you know what I mean.
> Now, from Quora.com:
> "Why do Americans name their children with 'sir' names like McKenzie,
> Holland, Jackson, etc.?"

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