"mixmash" eggcorn?

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Jan 27 06:14:27 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 1:13 PM, Benjamin Zimmer
<bgzimmer at babel.ling.upenn.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:
>> a comment by Netty on the Language Log posting "snarge"
>>   http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1066
>> Oh sorry, it is all in English. I don't divide the two languages
>> sometimes. In our house it is a mixmash of English and German!
> [snip]
> Now in the ECDB:
> http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/1094/mixmash/

Also the subject of my latest Word Routes column:


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