[Ads-l] reinverse for reimburse

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 11 06:16:01 UTC 2019

I fouind this less surprising when I recognized that English has no verb
"*imburse", or indeed any common word with that root. I can't think of any
except "bursar", which is hardly transparent.

Mark Mandel

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 9:28 AM David Wilton <dave at wilton.net> wrote:

> I encountered this one back in 1984 when I was an ROTC cadet. An Army
> sergeant wrote me a note that some out-of-pocket expense I had could be
> "reinversed."
> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf
> Of
> Stephen Goranson
> Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:20 AM
> Subject: [ADS-L] reinverse for reimburse
> The eggcorn database https://eggcorns.lascribe.net/
> search timed out for me.
> Yesterday on some TV I passed I heard "she will have to reinverse me for
> the
> gas."
> Here's another instance (at a Chevrolet dealer page):
> "Had a issue with Def fluid caused by a bad injector in exhaust. Had to add
> 6 gal. On my trip to Florida when the truck only had 250 mi on it apond
> [sic] leaving home. They filled it up when serviced helping to reinverse me
> for my trouble s. Thanks"

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