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Funny story about laughterkey's blog (well, I find it funny). My coworker was looking for a new blog to browse through so I told him to look up laughterkey. He types it out and says, “I can't find it.” I look at his search bar and he's typed out “Laugh turkey.”
So that might be a good name for an alternative blog for you.
And now I’ve looked at the word laugh too much and it doesn’t look like a word anymore.
A) Thanks for recommending the madness that is my blog
B) THIS HAPPENS MORE THAN YOU WOULD THINK AND I WAS SO CONFUSED THE FIRST TIME I WAS CONFRONTED WITH IT. Still, every time I hear it I try to explain, “no it’s not spelled that way” and then I get confused, thinking “IS it spelled the same way?” and things just devolve from there. Seriously though this is a thing that has even been discussed on a podcast.
"They DO exist!" -Santa3 weeks ago • 14 notes
picklesandwine said: I wonder if the poster thought everyone was saying “runnin’s” like runnings but in a really southern accented sort of way. But runnings works too I think, as fans might run up to you! Thanks for the clear em’ up post! :D
Ohh! That makes sense too, a hypercorrection, adding the ‘g’ back on to runnin’s. We also saw this with the colloquial “hafta” getting cleaned up into “half to.”1 month ago • 1 note
The one thing that’s bad about eggcorn spotting is that you never know if the person who wrote it is a native speaker of English or not.
For me, eggcorns fall into the Understandable Level:
- You are a non-native speaker, and you have interpreted [x] in an interesting way.
- You are a kid saying The Darndest Things, because you have no education.
- You are a native speaker, but [x] is archaic/rarely used.
And the Bugs Bunny What A Maroon level.
- You are a native speaker, and you really have never seen “common sense" or "might as well" written down? These are the ones I feel a little more comfortable to laugh at.
I suppose the final type is
- "I put my brain on autopilot while making this sign and now it says YARD SARD.”