Animal crackers

A wonderful way to while away the odd half day and to exercise one’s laugh muscles at the same time is to pay a visit to the eggcorn database. If you feel like indulging, the link is in the side-bar.

Here are just few of the entries that have caught my attention recently:

  • People who have been adopted or are in foster care should not be treated as a social leopard.
  • The consequence was social uproar as new people entered the site on a whim after stumbling on long-dead threads and posted without reading FAQs or without knowing the complex set of social morays that the board requires.
  • Luckily our old Toyota just got us through and then gave up the goat.

All this was prompted by my friend JDL, who brought this gem to my attention:

Why can’t we, as a society, treat each other with a bit of respect and give Madonna and her elk the 1st class treatment she deserves!

7 thoughts on “Animal crackers

  1. This was specially intresting to me as one who has had the pleasure of observing an actual elk roaming his university campus at which a colleague (author of a pronouncing dictionary and now for long no longer with us) was familiarly known as The Elk.
    BTW Shou’dnt that goat be in small capital letters?

  2. Jack,

    I’m feeling more than usually dim today. Please explain the small capital letters business.

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