defining "lap dance"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 23 22:21:16 UTC 2006

Unfortunately, no. In fact, I'm not even sure that it is an eggcorn.
I first *heard* it when I was a teen back in the '50's. A local St.
Louis DJ had as part of his daily show-opening patter:

"This is The G [George Logan] saying hello to thee, in all his
crown 'n' glory."

OTOH, he could very well have been saying, "... crownin' glory."
Either way, it would have worked for him in that context.

On the other hand, "Follow me and I will _release_ you of
all your troubles," heard on a TV sitcom, possibly is an



On 3/23/06, Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at> wrote:
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> On Mar 22, 2006, at 7:16 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> > ... the lap dance is displayed in "all
> > its crown and glory."
> this has been contributed to the eggcorn database, but hasn't been
> turned into an entry yet.  do you have an actual citation, wilson?
> arnold
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