That eggcorn moment

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_113We’ve all heard well known phrases being abused. It often happens when people have misheard something & not thought about what they are saying. Sometimes it is just a slip of the tongue.

Linguists have a word for these mistakes. Read more about it here.

My favourite is going at it like a bowl in a china shop. So that’s sitting on a shelf, waiting for something to happen then?

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About The Proof Angel

I am a freelance editor and proofreader, working with a wide range of clients from large companies to individuals. I can help you to communicate clearly by carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas get your message over. I also have a sideline in textiles, as The Rainbow Angel.
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