[Ads-l] reinverse for reimburse

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 11 11:08:01 EST 2019


Isn't "purse" from the same root (from the Latin "bursa")?
DanG

On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 1:16 AM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I fouind this less surprising when I recognized that English has no verb
> "*imburse", or indeed any common word with that root. I can't think of any
> except "bursar", which is hardly transparent.
>
> Mark Mandel
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 9:28 AM David Wilton <dave at wilton.net> wrote:
>
> > I encountered this one back in 1984 when I was an ROTC cadet. An Army
> > sergeant wrote me a note that some out-of-pocket expense I had could be
> > "reinversed."
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf
> > Of
> > Stephen Goranson
> > Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:20 AM
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > Subject: [ADS-L] reinverse for reimburse
> >
> > The eggcorn database https://eggcorns.lascribe.net/
> >
> > search timed out for me.
> >
> > Yesterday on some TV I passed I heard "she will have to reinverse me for
> > the
> > gas."
> >
> > Here's another instance (at a Chevrolet dealer page):
> >
> > "Had a issue with Def fluid caused by a bad injector in exhaust. Had to add
> > 6 gal. On my trip to Florida when the truck only had 250 mi on it apond
> > [sic] leaving home. They filled it up when serviced helping to reinverse me
> > for my trouble s. Thanks"
> >
> >
>
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