How A Public Speaker Can Avoid ‘Eggcorns’


Have you ever said a common phrase incorrectly because you heard it that way?

Those linguistic errors spread like wildflowers—er, wildfire, says veteran PR professional Rosemary Ravinal, also a “Zoom expert.”

In this column, Ravinal shows how these gaffes called “eggcorns”, like malaprops but more innocent, can be stopped before one needs to go into damage control to erase from peoples’ minds a potentially embarrassing public statement.

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