eggcorn: crash commercialism

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Mar 6 14:07:54 UTC 2012

I was hoping some of these would be about ambulance chasing or
fraudulent accident insurance claims, but seemingly not.


At 3/6/2012 02:56 AM, Randy Alexander wrote:

>A friend sent this in to me:
>"Crash commercialism" for "crass commercialism".  This seems to be partly
>borne out of anticipating /S/ where /s/ should be.
>Not in the ECDB.
>Randy Alexander
>Xiamen, China
>Manchu studies:
>Chinese characters:
>Language in China (group blog):
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