Eggcorn sightings!

  1. Only one more day available on BBC iPlayer, and unfortunately not available as a podcast, Stephen Fry’s wonderful August 11 episode of his BBC4 radio program(me) Fry’s English Delight mentions eggcorns appoximately 11 min into the show. It’s altogether excellent – including the notes on French, language change, the status of error etc.

  2. Eggcorns as a topic of academic inquiry! By pure chance I came across a page on the Workshop on Computational Approaches to Linguistic Creativity CALC-09, which took place in June of this year in Boulder, Colorado in the US, which had an entire session on eggcorns. Wow.