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Roming friends, lend me your ears

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By John Pawlak

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. And to the republic of Richard Stands.
One nation, under god, with liver tea and justice for all.
So, who exactly is this Richard Stands dude and is he the sicko who invented liver tea?
Don’t you hate it when people mix words and bloodgeon the English languish like that?
When all is set and done, I have the upmost respect for grammar and find it expotentially annoying when the misuse of words reels its ugly head.
Welcome to the wacky world of acorns. That is, eggcorns. An eggcorn is “an idiosyncratic substitution of a word or phrase for a word or words that sound similar or identical in the speaker’s dialect.”
Whoa is me! That definition is diarrhetic to stay the least! It’s a far gone conclusion that one has to take these things with a grain assault.
OK, language is bad enough without having to listen to people use it. But eggcorns do not represent our inability to say what I’m trying to write, nor to write what I’m trying to say. In fact, eggcorns reflect how we think, and as such they sometimes reveal amazing creativity.
Does Holland day sauce wet your appetite? Do you curve your hunger with cold slaw? Are you a social leopard or a coal hearted typo?


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