Eggcorn

Friday, July 1st, 2011 09:20 am
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
I saw an interesting eggcorn on a forum this morning: someone said they're trying to "wing myself away from" something. (Meaning wean, I assume from context.)

Ambiguous sign

Saturday, January 15th, 2011 11:14 am
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
Ambiguous sign over map: Plan your trip here
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
Author and/or editor has small idea of readers' vocab., I guess.
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
These ambiguous headlines are all from one publication.

Affordable housing assessment

Party planned to woo young voters

Teen suicide author shunned

Chain

Monday, December 6th, 2004 05:00 pm
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
This is from Alta by Mercedes Lackey. The "he" is a tethered dragon.

He was immersed in his hot water with only his head and neck sticking out of the water, his chain slack enough that it was lying on the bottom of the pool, staring back at her.

Zebra?

Thursday, May 6th, 2004 01:07 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
A poster describes her problem with migranes and things:

Not only did I have a marked increase in vision spells, I saw a concrete wall ungulate

Hideous relatives

Saturday, May 1st, 2004 03:14 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
A few pages in, Brightly Burning by Mercedes Lackey includes a convoluted sentence ending with:
and the oddments that had been given to the family by important friends or relatives that were too hideous to display on a daily basis but no one dared get rid of.
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
In an artist's commission guidelines:

If you have a really concrete example of what you want drawn, please be languid in your description

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