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#175 Re: Eggcorns
February 12, 2019, 11:10:41 am
"On tenderhooks."

Just heard this in a meeting and prompted me to explore what 'tenterhooks' actually are:
https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/on-tenterhooks.html

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#176 Re: Eggcorns
February 12, 2019, 11:57:57 am
Like difference between a "fine toothed comb" (wrong) and a "fine-tooth comb" (correct).

One that's not an eggcorn, more just a weird phrase is "to have one's work cut out for you", meaning that you've got a difficult task ahead.

Assuming the etymology of this is from the tailoring trade, surely someone cutting my work out for me makes the job easier - after all I don't have to cut it out myself?!

And if it's not from tailoring, what job is there where having my work "cut out for me" makes it harder?



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#177 Re: Eggcorns
February 12, 2019, 12:57:45 pm
Like difference between a "fine toothed comb" (wrong) and a "fine-tooth comb" (correct).

One that's not an eggcorn, more just a weird phrase is "to have one's work cut out for you", meaning that you've got a difficult task ahead.

Assuming the etymology of this is from the tailoring trade, surely someone cutting my work out for me makes the job easier - after all I don't have to cut it out myself?!

And if it's not from tailoring, what job is there where having my work "cut out for me" makes it harder?
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#178 Re: Eggcorns
February 12, 2019, 01:01:17 pm
Like difference between a "fine toothed comb" (wrong) and a "fine-tooth comb" (correct).

One that's not an eggcorn, more just a weird phrase is "to have one's work cut out for you", meaning that you've got a difficult task ahead.

Assuming the etymology of this is from the tailoring trade, surely someone cutting my work out for me makes the job easier - after all I don't have to cut it out myself?!

And if it's not from tailoring, what job is there where having my work "cut out for me" makes it harder?

My mother told me (citation needed) that is was from tailoring (her mother was tailoress) and that the tailor's assistant has cut out so much work that the tailor would struggle to finish it. She has a tendency for making things up though........

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#179 Re: Eggcorns
February 12, 2019, 02:09:35 pm
Like difference between a "fine toothed comb" (wrong) and a "fine-tooth comb" (correct).

One that's not an eggcorn, more just a weird phrase is "to have one's work cut out for you", meaning that you've got a difficult task ahead.

Assuming the etymology of this is from the tailoring trade, surely someone cutting my work out for me makes the job easier - after all I don't have to cut it out myself?!

And if it's not from tailoring, what job is there where having my work "cut out for me" makes it harder?

My mother told me (citation needed) that is was from tailoring (her mother was tailoress) and that the tailor's assistant has cut out so much work that the tailor would struggle to finish it. She has a tendency for making things up though........

Probably not far off.

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-wor1.htm

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#180 Re: Eggcorns
February 12, 2019, 11:19:10 pm
Like difference between a "fine toothed comb" (wrong) and a "fine-tooth comb" (correct).

One that's not an eggcorn, more just a weird phrase is "to have one's work cut out for you", meaning that you've got a difficult task ahead.

Assuming the etymology of this is from the tailoring trade, surely someone cutting my work out for me makes the job easier - after all I don't have to cut it out myself?!

And if it's not from tailoring, what job is there where having my work "cut out for me" makes it harder?
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#181 Re: Eggcorns
February 13, 2019, 10:45:35 am
Received via email yesterday;

"..this time would enable the client to climatise sufficiently."

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#182 Re: Eggcorns
February 13, 2019, 12:25:20 pm
Like difference between a "fine toothed comb" (wrong) and a "fine-tooth comb" (correct).

One that's not an eggcorn, more just a weird phrase is "to have one's work cut out for you", meaning that you've got a difficult task ahead.

Assuming the etymology of this is from the tailoring trade, surely someone cutting my work out for me makes the job easier - after all I don't have to cut it out myself?!

And if it's not from tailoring, what job is there where having my work "cut out for me" makes it harder?
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#183 Re: Eggcorns
February 13, 2019, 04:19:39 pm
My colleague just said "It's a complete mix-mash" ;D I kind of like how appropraite that one is.

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#184 Re: Eggcorns
February 13, 2019, 11:16:29 pm
Like difference between a "fine toothed comb" (wrong) and a "fine-tooth comb" (correct).

One that's not an eggcorn, more just a weird phrase is "to have one's work cut out for you", meaning that you've got a difficult task ahead.

Assuming the etymology of this is from the tailoring trade, surely someone cutting my work out for me makes the job easier - after all I don't have to cut it out myself?!

And if it's not from tailoring, what job is there where having my work "cut out for me" makes it harder?
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Hence the phrase "didn't make the cut"

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#185 Re: Eggcorns
February 14, 2019, 11:20:26 am
I thought I'd spotted one in the Guardian today when someone spoke about Uber applying a "surge charge" - but turns out that is exactly what Uber call a surcharge.

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#186 Re: Eggcorns
February 14, 2019, 03:42:02 pm
I have many floors, pedantry is one of them. It's a relief to admit that; it's a real weight off my chest.

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#187 Re: Eggcorns
February 14, 2019, 04:04:53 pm
Is it not a surge charge surcharge?

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#188 Re: Eggcorns
February 14, 2019, 04:48:33 pm
Is it not a surge charge surcharge?

Technically it’s not a price on top of something - the whole price changes or ‘surges’ during peak/busy times. Dynamic pricing innit.

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#189 Re: Eggcorns
February 15, 2019, 01:56:43 pm
Have we had "to set a president" yet?

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#190 Re: Eggcorns
February 15, 2019, 04:54:17 pm
No, I'd like to set a president in concrete though. Preferably the present one.

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#191 Re: Eggcorns
February 18, 2019, 05:03:59 pm
Just seen a good one on farcebook "no one battered an eyelid" 

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#192 Re: Eggcorns
February 18, 2019, 05:31:14 pm
Have you never eaten battered eyelids then?