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Sunday, January 7, 2024

Eggcorn

 Eggcorn is the word of the day.


It is a new one for me. The example shown was "for all intensive purposes." But it hearkened me back to a conversation I heard at the drugstore one day.

The manager was telling another woman that she had a "photogenic memory." An eggcorn, for sure and one that couldn't make me stop laughing. Beautiful thought, that photogenic memory.

1 comment:

Jon Harwood said...

A Freudian slip could be the photogenic half of the eggcorn.