eggcorn: lambash

Gordon, Matthew J. GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU
Sat Mar 25 00:57:55 UTC 2006

I heard an example of 'lambash' as an apparent eggcorn of 'lambaste' on a podcast today. Google finds a few other examples including:
"I was honestly prepared to lambash this test for being too simple."

I was really hoping to find it spelled 'lambbash' which might support an anti-ovine folk etymology. Alas, no such luck.

-Matt Gordon

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