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#214647 04/07/14 10:40 AM
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Today's word is belfry, an eggcorn that has become the official version. Will the rest also be egcorns?

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"It would be so easy to dismiss eggcorns as signs of illiteracy and stupidity, but they are nothing of the sort. They are imaginative attempts at relating something heard to lexical material already known."
(Geoffrey K. Pullum)

Example:

Skimp milk for skimmed (or skim) milk
"He also wants women to drink a glass of skimp milk for a dash of calcium."
(Nancy Alfaro, "The Dancer's Diet," Cheek2Cheek Dance Studio)


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Welsh rarebit is apparently an eggcorn from the earlier version Welsh rabbit.

Then there is one foul swoop for one fell swoop.


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