Heimlich Remover

John M. Spartz jspartz at PURDUE.EDU
Thu Sep 27 23:55:53 UTC 2007

On the news this evening, I heard a potential choking victim say that she was
saved due to the administration of the "Heimlich Remover." Seems like a
potential (or/and pending) eggcorn, albeit one not really used at this point.

I Googled it, and got 614 hits, which all seem to be in response to David
Pepper's campaign slogan and attempt to unseat Republican incumbent Phil
Heimlich for Cincinnati County Commissioner. Pepper dubs himself the "Heimlich

Just thought it was interesting and a bit humorous.


John M. Spartz
jspartz at purdue.edu
English Linguistics
Purdue University

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