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Chris -- 2011-03-08
comatose – 2,470,000 ghits
comatoast – 24,500 ghits
Most of the ‘comatoast’ citations are deliberate wordplay, but not all. Declaring someone or something to be ‘toast’ can indicate that they’re ‘done’ (cooked?) , finished or otherwise beyond help or hope. It is possible that an innocent eggcorner has used ‘toast’ in this sense in the possible eggcorn ‘comatoast’...
It is this physical practice of stillness that can eventually lead to mental stillness and clarity (no, not a comatoast/veggie state, that’s different). ...
blog.hotani.net/articles/index.php?link=v&arid=14 – 10k – Cached –
Have you always wondered why Rich McKinney would slip into that fuzzy comatoast state while playing behind Mel Stottlemyre ? Well . ...
www.baseballthinkfactory.org/files/news … lot/P3120/ – 94k – Supplemental Result – Cached
I still remember the trails from neon strips swirling from the fan blades as I remain in a comatoast state. Drug induced memories spiral in a never ending …
www.geocities.com/pentacleofearth/tool3.html – 8k – Supplemental Result – Cached -
It could be that “comatoast” originated with someone hearing someone else incorrectly refering to the state as “comatosed.” What an interesting progression…
Google counts on Dec 5, 2006
35,200 comatosed—reshaped word
22,900 comatoast—eggcorn of a reshaped word?!!
I love it!
flanneryculp on the tumblr eggcorn pages submitted a version of this priceless eggcorn at the end of August this year:
ramona on real housewives of new york city just said “coma toast” omfg
Here are some more hits, new only in the splitting of “comatoast” into two words.
Last edited by David Bird (2012-12-18 18:31:00)
They couldn’t, could they? Nah, no way. Well, it won’t hurt to look.
Fructose seems to be quite fruitful.
There are number of “kids say the darndest things” anecdotes.
blog: “Mommy, the chocolate milk I had on Saturday did not have high fruit toes corn surface in it.”
forum: “My 7 year old, Andrew, very authoritatively declared that when he grew up he wasn’t going to feed his kids high fruit toes syrup either”
Disappointed I couldn’t find any Norwegian eggcorns for fruktose << frokost (Norwegian for breakfast.)
We definitely need more Norwegian eggcorns (at last count we have … let’s see … none) so do keep your eyes peeled. We do have French, Swedish, Latin, Spanish, Yiddish, Hungarian, German, Ancient Greek, Italian and Portuguese eggcorns as far as I can recall.