washboard » dashboard
Spotted in the wild:
- “Guy: Nah, I’m trying to get that six pack for summer. I’m not going for the dashboard stomach or anything. Besides, the dashboard on my car isn’t looking too good, ya know? “ (link)
- “… three times and I have the soundtrack, I loved Timeline too (can you say dashboard stomach?) hahaha he is one of the most handsome men I´ve ever seen…” (link)
Analyzed or reported by:
- David Fenton (e-mail of 16 June 2005)
Fenton supplied the first cite from the New York Times of 15 June 2005, in the “Overheard in New York” column; Fenton remarked that it seemed self-aware, in the sense that the speaker seemed to realize there was some oddity in the expression. The other, about actor/singer Gerard Butler, is the only (genuine) one I could find by googling. Can two swallows an eggcorn summer make?