Monday, 24 August 2009

Eggcorns

As a young ‘un, I erroneously believed that one of my elderly relatives suffered from “Auld Timers Disease”; they were indeed old and I believed “Auld Timers” to be the official designation for the affliction more commonly referred to as “doiting”. When I disappointingly discovered the correct term was “Alzheimer’s” I noted with interest that it both sounds like “auld timers” and affects auld timers. Coincidence?