Endangered specie (coinages)

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 12 10:45:55 UTC 2012

W Brewer wrote
> (Which reminds me of a Facebook bon voyage to the Enterprise crew, with the
> common folk etymology of aweigh: Anchors away! [which I used to think meant
> drop anchor] ) Random associations. Help.

The Eggcorn Database has this interesting transformation listed:

weigh >> way
Chiefly in:   way anchor , anchors away , way in (on)

It was analyzed/reported by list member Arnold Zwicky in 2004:

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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