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#1 2005-12-25 16:40:06

klakritz
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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.
(http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/ … 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.
(http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/language … 01419.html) It’s very popular- about 25k ghits:

Myanmar’s generals bunker down in mountain compound.
english.dvb.no/news.php?id=5907

After Tourism’s volley, hoteliers bunker down with figures.
www.dominicantoday.com/app/article.aspx?id=6725

Epinions has the best comparison shopping information on Epinions.com – Bunker
Down for the Nuclear Winter.
www.epinions.com/game-review-20C-18CB504-38CC9934-prod3

“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…”
www.cybersoccernews.com/mls/rapids/0409 … 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.
the0ry.net/blogger/2005_07_01_archive.html

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