[Ads-l] reinverse for reimburse

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 11 13:04:55 EST 2019


Makes NYC “sliding pond” (‘[children’s] slide’) < “slide upon” even more plausible, although others derive it via Dutch _baan_. (“Sliding pond” was native for me, and I never thought twice about it.)

LH

> On Jan 11, 2019, at 12:27 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> _apond_ for "upon" is a pretty good eggcorn in itself.
> 
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 7:19 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
> 
>> 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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