December 07, 2004

Dander! Dander, Will Robinson!

I became aware of another eggcorn today: "get one's gander up". I guess "dander" is a pretty obscure word if you don't have a cat. Perhaps people who make the mistake are equating "get one's gander" with "get one's attention (negatively)".

Update: Language Log takes on the question of "Whence dander?"

Posted by Francis at 03:58 PM | TrackBack

Dang, you are so far ahead of me in the race for Language Log name-checks. It all comes of inventing your own word.


Posted by: Vardibidian at December 10, 2004 02:46 PM