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Eggcorn: Quiz


Question 1: This is as opposed to a ________, where the substitution creates a nonsensical phrase.
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Question 2: The term "eggcorn" was coined by Geoffrey Pullum in September 2003, in response to an article by Mark Liberman on the website Language Log, a ________ for linguists.
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Question 3: ________
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Question 4: [3] Liberman discussed the case of a woman who substitutes the phrase egg corn for the word ________, arguing that the precise phenomenon lacked a name; Pullum suggested using "eggcorn" itself.

Question 5: In ________, an eggcorn is an idiosyncratic substitution of a word or phrase for a word or words that sound similar or identical in the speaker's dialect.


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