[Ads-l] Another "chalk full" sighting

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 16 04:49:22 UTC 2021

It's awe-dropping going both ways.  Some folks say the word "chalk" as "chock"  So when they hear "Chock full" they think they hear "chalk full" and will write "chalk full".

Tom Zurinskas,  Originally from SW Conn 20 yrs,  college NE Tenn 3,  work SE NJ  33,  resides SE Florida 18...  truespel.com

From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2021 2:47 AM
Subject: Another "chalk full" sighting

I just came across a claim on Quora that the Puritans’ ships were “chalk full of alcohol” (see the Eggcorn Database entry at https://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/945/chalked/). Hopefully they also brought some cans of that Chalk Full O’ Gnats heavenly coffee on board too to help them sober up.


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