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#1 2005-12-25 16:40:06

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'bunker down' for 'hunker down'

‘Bunker down’ is in Jan Freeman’s language column in today’s Boston Globe, listed as one of several new and improved annoyances for usage snobs.
( … lacements/)

But one man’s peeve is another man’s eggcorn, and this seems like a perfectly good one. Arnold Zwicky agrees; he had already blogged about ‘bunker down’ in september, 2004 at Langauge Log.
( … 01419.html) It’s very popular- about 25k ghits:

Myanmar’s generals bunker down in mountain compound.

After Tourism’s volley, hoteliers bunker down with figures.

Epinions has the best comparison shopping information on – Bunker
Down for the Nuclear Winter.

“New England is fighting for their playoff lives. We’ve got to get up early.
If we get down against a team like that they’re going to bunker down…” … sadv.shtml

jill and i are preparing to leave vermont tonight to head down to florida, just
in time to get groceries and bunker down for hurricane dennis.



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