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#1 2006-01-09 18:23:44

dolivier
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dolivier

At the end of the post for
<a href=”http://www.buridansass.com/archives/2006/01/carnival_of_the_godless_31.html”>
Carnival of the Godless</a>
(a collection of rants about religion):
<blockquote color=red>That’s a rap. Thanks everyone for reading!</blockquote>
<p>
Of course it could be a simple misspelling, but
the parallel with (spoken) rap suggests an eggcorn.

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#2 2006-01-21 01:42:14

Fishbait
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Re: dolivier

Cute. check my post for today giving an example of “wrap” for “rap”—the opposite.

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#3 2015-02-12 16:14:00

Dixon Wragg
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From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 710

Re: dolivier

dolivier wrote:

That’s a rap. Thanks everyone for reading

Here’s the one I encountered recently:

We got it guys thats a rap!
comment thread

I believe “that’s a wrap” is movie director lingo for wrapping up a production or a scene or a shot—it’s finished. Not sure there’s an eggcornish meaning connection, though. “Rap” as in talking—all is said and done? Seems like a stretch. Probably just a misspelling.

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