For the egg-corns file: ram shackled

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Jul 26 17:21:21 UTC 2006

On Jul 26, 2006, at 8:39 AM, Katherine Martin wrote:

> A novel one, I think (or perhaps shedding new light on the ram-beggur
> discussion...).
> 2004 R. Bowley _Distractingly Abnormal_ xv. 65
> Through bitter words I was able to convey my ram shackled past. I went
> on and on about the stigma that chases the life of a homosexual.
> (From Google Book Search)

fair number of google webhits for "ram shackled" and "ram-shackled".
hard to tell if the writers had rams (or shackles) in mind, though.
one of those cases where you'd like to talk to some of them.


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