June 18, 2004

Eggcorns of the world unite

Morrissey drops an eggcorn on his new CD (as good as "Vauxhall and I", not quite as good as "Your Arsenal"), in the song "I Like You": "Something in you caused me to / take a new tact with you".

He presumably means "tack", although it's possible he is making a joke (that is, normally he's rude to people, but something about the subject of the song made him feel tactful for a change). But it wouldn't be the first time someone had made that error.

Posted by Francis at 05:30 PM