Have you ever heard of an eggcorn? Funny word right? Well, an eggcorn is actually the term for words or phrases that are mistakenly used in a seemingly logical way for another word or phrase.
I’m definitely guilty of using phrases and words incorrectly!
Some examples in English are:
- “It’s a doggy dog world” when the actual phrase is “It’s a dog eat dog world”
- “You need to nip that in the butt” “You need to nip that in the bud”
- “coldslaw” "coleslaw"
- “cornrolls” “cornrows”
Do you have any examples of eggcorns that you’ve mistakenly used or heard?