just for chagrins

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 4 03:31:07 UTC 2008

Thanks God! But, just for the fun of it, what word is "chagrins" replacing?


On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 8:01 PM, Benjamin Zimmer
<bgzimmer at babel.ling.upenn.edu> wrote:
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> Noted by Mike Pope on Evolving English II:
> http://evolvingenglish.blogspot.com/2008/09/and-for-chagiggles.html
> Examples given:
> "just for chagrins, lets just suppose that everything in this film is
> embellished"
> "That might be neat to find out just for chagrins."
> "Will probably resurrect the F body and try the filter with it (just
> for chagrins..)"
> Mike suggests (rightly, I think) that this is a malapropism and not an eggcorn.
> --Ben Zimmer
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