or egg corns are the mistaken name for acorns. The term means any long
held mistaken saying.
eg 1. - Crimean
River - "Oh, you have problems, crimean
river" (mistaken thought
that somthing bad happend during the crimean
war, by a river!)
mentioned on Adam and Joe's radio show.
Egg Corn eg 2. - My condiments to the chef
- "That food was lovely, my condiments to the chef
" (mistaken thought that: If food is really
good then you send the unneeded seasonings
back to the chef