From a little eggcorn. . . .

The dictionary has added a new word:  “eggcorn.”  Read what it means after the jump.  And then supply eggcorns of your own. [Read more…]

Benching sports metaphors

Figures of speech are not just ornamentation.  They can shape the way we think about what they express.  Dana Milbank, annoyed with the way Barack Obama  keeps saying everything is a “game-changer,” points out how the use of sports metaphors in discussing politics and government today is distorting the way we think about them. [Read more…]