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!