ick [Was: to bogart]

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jul 16 13:19:49 UTC 2009

At 6:07 AM -0700 7/16/09, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:
>I know a man who is related to both Roger Mudd the newscaster and
>Dr. Samuel Mudd who set John Wilkes Booth's broken leg.  The man's
>name?  Ed Shakespeare.

--which brings up not an eggcorn but an etymythology, viz. that "X's
name is/will be mud" derives from Dr. Mudd.  I've since read
somewhere that there's no connection, but it does make for a nice

>OT to Mark Mandel:  "AFAIK" = "as far as I know" but what does "AFAIC" mean?

I'm guessing 'as far as I care'


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