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Food-related eggcorns

greygarious | Jun 27, 2011 09:38 PM

An "eggcorn" is a word or phrase that is misused because the user misheard or misunderstood it, as compared to a simple typo. Usually the eggcorn (acorn) makes some sort of sense, e.g., an acorn is egg-shaped. In perusing the often-amusing entries in http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/, I noted the following eggcorns and mondegreens, which are more or less food-related:
skimp milk
skin milk
ontray
bran new
tarter sauce
curve your hunger
dough-eyed
slack your thirst
manner from heaven
sow wild oaks
soak wild oats
cut to the cheese
a bowl in a china shop
lack toast intolerant
chickens come home to roast
cuddlefish
French crawler
bread and breakfast
pits and pieces
just desserts
busting tables
one fowl swoop
lemon aid
laughing stalk
beanstock
expresso
slow gin
bullion cube
pass mustard
prefix menu
granola oil
eggclair
black and red fish
pepperika
make ends meat
lagerheads
cholester oil
with a grain assault

I'll confess that until a few years ago I did not know that it's "just deserts", from the French.

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