JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Wed Jul 10 23:51:14 UTC 2002
You're confusing two completely different words. "Hawk," in "Muncie Hawk Shop," is either a misuse of "hock" or, far more likely, from the verb "to hawk," meaning to peddle goods aggressively, a back-formation from Middle English "hauker," a hawker or peddler. "Hawk," in the sense of a bird of prey, derives from Old English "heafoc," a hawk or falcon.
From: Dennis R. Preston [mailto:preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 6:25 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: hawk/hock
Is there a merger of the words anywhere (i.e., people who confuse
"pawning" with "bird of prey"?
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