[Ads-l] Bunker down

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 28 03:01:19 EDT 2017


>From the archives...

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2003-October/034130.html
http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2003-October/034132.html
http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2005-January/044619.html

And elsewhere:

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001419.html
https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2015/05/hunker-bunker.html
https://throwgrammarfromthetrain.blogspot.com/2013/06/riddle-me-this-bullet-ridden-corpse.html

On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 12:20 AM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net>
wrote:

> My father in Houston, Texas, has reported hearing people using this phrase
> regarding what they're doing during Hurricane Harvey, and indeed, I've seen
> this phrase on a Houstonian's Facebook feed, in the passive voice: "We're
> safe and bunkered down."
> I take this to be a blend of "hunker down" and "bunker," both in the
> semantic field of seeking shelter. I don't have time right now to do any
> kind of search on it, so I'm just logging it here before I forget it.
> Neal
>
>
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