eggcorn?: mamby-pamby (1823)

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Mon Mar 26 17:27:27 UTC 2007

Clai Rice is puzzled by:
> C. S. Lewis (who signs his letters "Jack"?):

Lewis, as a child, disliked his given name; one day, at I'm not sure what age,
he walked up to his parents and, pointing at himself with his thumb,
announced, "He is Jacksie." He never thereafter answered to any name but

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