Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Along the lines of “death nail,” I think the eggcorn imagery speaks for itself. At least, I hope it does, because I remember the first time I heard this expression used (by my father, a smoker) I thought of coughin’, too.
You are an addict who requires a number of hits a day from your little white coughin’ nails. If you are so responsible, why not arrange to carry a small container into which you may place the drug dregs for later disposal?
http://www.rafeonline.com/archive/index … 2-p-2.html
Maybe the fact that the coughin’ nails cost 6 bucks a pack now caused someone to jump her for her smokes.
http://blatherwatch.blogs.com/talk_radi … ts/page/1/
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