[Ads-l] sir name

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 19 15:43:32 EDT 2020


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

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001158.html
https://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/259/sirname/

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

> 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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