eggcorn? Baskinet

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Mar 10 13:49:10 UTC 2010

Oh, good. It wasn't just me who made the Baskin-Robbins connection. I
get the list on digest and so sometimes send responses before reading
to the end and seeing others responses. Hey, if my mind is following
the same tracks as LH's, I'm doin' pretty good!

---Amy West

>Date:    Tue, 9 Mar 2010 22:54:16 -0500
>From:    Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>Subject: Re: eggcorn? Baskinet
>At 10:26 PM -0500 3/9/10, Herb Stahlke wrote:
>>Bathinet sounds like another candidate for eggcornacy.
>Why?  It was the standard term I recall too, and I always assumed it
>was an intentional blend (or, if it folds up, portmanteau) of
>"bassinet" + "bath".  "baskinet" is kind of nice--combining not just
>"basket" and "bassinet", but the 31 flavors babies come in.

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