chock/chuck (it) up (to)

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 4 23:18:37 UTC 2011

Would that make for "chuck outline" or "chock outline"? Somehow, I have not
encountered much confusion over that one. Or is the origin of this one
painfully obvious? What about "chuck-line" and "chock-line"? No? Still no

I did wonder for a time, what's in "chalk full o'nuts"?


On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 11:44 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at>wrote:

> ...
>  One point that's not mentioned in the write-ups at the Eggcorn Database
> is the possibility of reinterpretation due to the Northern Cities vowel
> shift, which notoriously affects vowels in words like "chock", "chuck",
> and "chalk"

The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list