Heard: "I have _ramped_ and raved!" [NT]

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 24 00:30:48 UTC 2012

On Dec 23, 2012, at 5:29 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Douglas G. Wilson <douglas at nb.net> wrote:
>> MW3 shows "ramp and rage" in a citation exemplifying the verb "ramp".
> What is it that "_ramp_ and rage" means, according to MW3since it's
> apparently "not* merely a tip of the slung?
I assume just "rant and rage", no?  Not an eggcorn, since it doesn't make more sense than the original, unless maybe you're thinking an on-ramp is involved.


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