"up and arms"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Mar 28 05:53:54 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 1:39 AM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> I checked the eggcorn database just to make sure.

But see similar in/and confusions here:


> It wasn't there, but I
> was surprised to learn we pronounce "milk" as [mɛlk]  in Washington State
> (http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/index.php?s=up+and+arms&submit=Search).
> I'm going to have to listen to my fellow Washingtonians carefully. For
> now, I'm very much a doubter.

That's Chris Waigl quoting a Language Log post from me about ilk/elk.
If you follow the link trail, you'll find my source of that



Ben Zimmer

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