You probably know that Americans stand in lines while the British stand in queues. American cars have hoods and trunks …
Ever thought about words like backbreaking, nail-biting, toe-tapping? Well, I have!
English is packed with idioms taken from sports. This post looks at football idioms.
I posted recently about mondegreens — the mishearing or misunderstanding of song lyrics or poetry. Today I’d like to talk about a similar, and similarly entertaining, linguistic error. It’s called an eggcorn, a term coined by linguist Geoffrey Pullum and Mark Lieberman in 2003.