Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?Read More
Is Your Interest Peaked or Piqued?
A comment on my Facebook page recently stated that I had “perked the interest” of a reader. I can see …Read More
Eggcorns and Other Eggcorns
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.Read More