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said » set 2 Jul 2012 | 04:33 am

Posted by: Ben Zimmer Chiefly in:  when/after all is set and done As much as a foot of snow is possible after all is set and done. […]

lease » leash 2 Jul 2012 | 03:39 am

Posted by: Ben Zimmer Chiefly in:  new leash on life But it could give the neocons a new leash on life, a way to invigorate their exhausted ideological engines. […] This often appears as an intent...

single » signal 28 Jun 2012 | 07:29 am

Posted by: Ben Zimmer Chiefly in:  signal out Sure, there are some annoying past-bonus contract issues involved, and some of the individuals signaled out for retention may not be the right ones to g...

cole slaw » cold slaw 13 Jun 2012 | 08:31 pm

Posted by: Arnold Zwicky The popular salad made of shredded cabbage was originally “cole slaw,” from the Dutch for “cabbage salad.” Because it is served cold, Americans have long supposed the correct...

hollandaise » holland day 13 Jun 2012 | 07:48 pm

Posted by: Arnold Zwicky Chiefly in:  holland day sauce Q: What is holland day sauce? A: A rich creamy sauce made of butter, egg yolks, and lemon juice or vinegar is holland day sauce. […] See al...

hollandaise » holiday(s) 13 Jun 2012 | 07:36 pm

Posted by: Arnold Zwicky Chiefly in:  holiday(s) sauce I found an eggcorn at brunch yesterday! My boyfriend asked me if I liked the holiday sauce on my poached eggs. I asked him to repeat himself so...

panty » pansy 27 May 2012 | 12:56 am

Posted by: Arnold Zwicky Chiefly in:  pansy-waist, pansy-waste So he's saying Bush was a pansy waist? […] Panty-waist, originally a North American term for “a garment, usually for children, consis...

saddle » straddle 29 Jan 2012 | 01:19 pm

Posted by: Ben Zimmer Chiefly in:  straddled with Some of Hungary's local governments are also straddled with heavy Swiss-franc debts. […] Update, 1/29/12: The 1/28 item from the Yahoo! News Ticke...

chalk » chuck 3 Sep 2011 | 10:34 pm

Posted by: Ben Zimmer Chiefly in:  chuck (it) up (to) "When there’s irritability and high maintenance in a child, most people may just chuck it up to normal childhood." […] In the Eggcorn Forum, k...

chalk » chock 3 Sep 2011 | 09:56 pm

Posted by: Ben Zimmer Chiefly in:  chock (it) up (to) "Chock it up to just another amateur exhibition of a lack of administrative ability," said Georgia pollster Claibourne Darden. […] See also ch...

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