"mixmash" eggcorn?

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Jan 26 22:23:21 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> At 1/26/2009 02:28 PM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
> >Influence from the Yinglish pronunciation might also reveal itself in the
> >spelling _mixmosh_ -- though in that case we wouldn't want to discount
> >influence from the slam-dancing sense of _mosh_, surely of more salience in
> >contemporary musical contexts
> And the "mix" of contemporary music contexts?

Yes, as I suggest in the ECDB entry ("mix-master", etc.).


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