Definition and Examples of Eggcorns
What is an eggcorn?
DEFINITION: An eggcorn is a word or phrase that results from a mishearing or misinterpretation of another.
INCORRECT: I would like an expresso and an ice tea, please.
CORRECT: I would like an espresso and an iced tea, please.
INCORRECT: We can fix this with a bit of duck tape.
CORRECT: We can fix this with a bit of duct tape.
INCORRECT: It is hard to get ahead in this doggy-dog world.
CORRECT: It is hard to get ahead in this dog-eat-dog world.
Video Lesson on Eggcorns