"ride rough shot" (eggcorn)

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Adrian Bailey

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Aug 3, 2005, 9:40:43 PM8/3/05
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Areff

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Aug 3, 2005, 9:21:24 PM8/3/05
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Isn't the second one a mere misspelling? If we start thinking of things
like that as eggcorns, the term is losing its usefulness.

I'd note, though, that "road" and "ride" are etymologically closely
related.

Ben Zimmer

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Aug 3, 2005, 11:38:05 PM8/3/05
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CDB

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Aug 4, 2005, 6:01:21 AM8/4/05
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"Ben Zimmer" <bgzi...@midway.uchicago.edu> wrote in message
news:42F18D9D...@midway.uchicago.edu...

I don't see (pursued by) "a human cry" there yet. I only saw it in
some closed-captioning, but it is known to Google.


Ben Zimmer

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Aug 4, 2005, 7:24:43 AM8/4/05
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rich...@spamt.edu.au

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Aug 8, 2005, 12:28:52 AM8/8/05
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Well a rough shot is often a horse so why couldn't you ride one?

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