[Ads-l] Possible eggcorn: uptake

Ben Yagoda byagoda at UDEL.EDU
Mon Dec 7 18:31:27 EST 2020


I’m listening to an interview on NPR of two rural nurses, one or both of whom is from North Dakota. I believe one of them said “uptake” to mean “uptick.” You can listen for yourself https://www.npr.org/2020/12/07/943968708/rural-nurses-on-what-its-like-to-fight-pandemic-within-smaller-health-care-syste <https://www.npr.org/2020/12/07/943968708/rural-nurses-on-what-its-like-to-fight-pandemic-within-smaller-health-care-syste>

The Eggcorn Forum seems to have it going only in the opposite direction:http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2765 <http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2765>

Ben
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