"drudge up"

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Apr 23 16:28:06 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Benjamin Zimmer
<bgzimmer at ling.upenn.edu> wrote:
>  I half-expected the post to mention the Drudge Report, thus making the
>  teaser a pun. But it looks like it's an eggcorn instead (with possible
>  semantic interference from mudraker Matt Drudge).

That's a blend of "muckraker" and "mudslinger" of course.

--Ben Zimmer

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