[Ads-l] dump > dunk eggcorn?

Alice Faber afaber at PANIX.COM
Fri Feb 19 21:31:02 EST 2021


On 2/19/21 2:40 AM, James Eric Lawson wrote:
> 18 Feb 2021, CNN article titled "Texas Republicans criticized for
> misleading claims that renewable energy sources caused massive outages".
>
> Quote: "I hope this will teach Texas politicians to stop dunking on
> other states when they are going through disasters," tweeted Arizona
> Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat.
>
> I'm sure I've seen this, 'dunk' for 'dump', elsewhere. Some dunks do
> embarrass defenders under the net.
>
I doubt this is an alternative to "dump". It's a metaphorical extension 
of the basketball use.


AF

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