[Ads-l] Facebook: "uphauled"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Feb 20 00:54:54 UTC 2015

At 2/19/2015 02:55 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>Amazing, but apparently not new.  A number of hits on google, an 
>eggcorn database entry 
>(http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/352/uphauled/) with additional 
>hits for "uphauling", and a (more judgmental) entry on 
>urbandictionary.  One commenter on ecdb notes that maybe this should 
>be considered a malapropism rather than a true eggcorn, presumably 
>because the reanalysis isn't motivated by the search for sense.  (In 
>fact, the "diluted state" of which we were conversing earlier is a 
>better eggcorn candidate for this reason--at least a plausible story 
>could be invented for that one.  (Lots of google books hits for 
>"uphauled", from (in originals or translations) Homer, Virgil, 
>Dante, Noyes, and various pirate tales, but you'll be relieved to 
>know that they all seem to involve something (usually a sail) being 
>hauled upward.

Keelhaul the perps.


>WAG: Perhaps a factor in the creation of the new "uphaul" might 
>could be influence by "upchuck", since so many of the examples seem 
>to be reporting Mr./Ms. Malaprop's reported virtual nausea at 
>whatever they find uphauling.
>On Feb 19, 2015, at 1:49 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> > "People read about these Republican judges and their bizarre,
> > ideology-driven decisions and they (we) are _uphauled_."
> >
> > --
> > -Wilson
> > -----
> > All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> > come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> > -Mark Twain
> >
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