Scribe of wisdom


Scribe of wisdom – 142


An acorn is a pale oval nut that is the fruit of an oak tree. If you didn’t know how to spell the word “acorn,” then eggcorn is a logical and satisfying alternative. Eggcorns … are a particular type of language error. Though incorrect, eggcorns are often more satisfying or poetic than the correct word or expression.

So, eggcorn is a word or phrase that is mistakenly used for another word or phrase because it sounds similar and seems logical or plausible.


> As metnioned above, take the things that fall from oak trees in the fall. They’re acorns, but they sometimes get called eggcorns. And why not? They’re kind of egg-shaped, and they are the metaphorical eggs from which new oak trees hatch—hence, eggcorn

>Agreeance – as a combination of agreement and acceptance

>”Curtsey call” instead of “courtesy call.”

>”Self phone” is an eggcorn of “cellphone.”

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