Eggcorns 2: nerve-wreckingFriday, October 13, 2006
Eggcorns are apt wrong phrases of a particular kind. I found an excellent one on the BBC website the other day in a story about Connie Fisher, the new Maria in Sound of Music - here.
The eggcorn is "nerve-wrecking" (instead of "nerve-wracking"):
I'm going to blame the BBC journalist responsible for the story, rather than Connie! (who I voted for, by the way, and who all along I've considered the clear choice for Maria - she's so professional, too).