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#1 2008-05-09 04:18:59

From: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 23

"Coughin' Nails" for "Coffin Nails"

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? … 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. … ts/page/1/

“Let’s not get bogged down in semantics.”—Homer Simpson to Gary Coleman



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