eggcorn: lambash

James Knight jlk at 3GECKOS.NET
Wed Mar 29 19:29:10 UTC 2006

Mostly on the message boards, but there are a few "landblasts" out
there too (didn't see either in the eggcorn DB). E.g.,

My wife mentions its use by a colleague while teaching in SE Detroit schools.


At 09:50 AM 3/28/2006, you wrote:
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>Subject:      Re: eggcorn: lambash
>On Mar 24, 2006, at 4:57 PM, Matt Gordon wrote:
> > 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."
> > from
> >
> > I was really hoping to find it spelled 'lambbash' which might
> > support an anti-ovine folk etymology. Alas, no such luck.
>even so, it's a nice eggcorn, an improvement on totally opaque
>"lambaste" in favor of an only half-opaque version.
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