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#1 2012-05-08 04:08:45

Registered: 2007-02-17
Posts: 3

lumbering up

I found this on the BBC news site and it appealed to me.

“And lumbering up for what it hopes will be a fresh start is the once-mighty Research in Motion with its new Blackberry 10 software.”

It sounds so much more robust that limbering. It suggests putting something pretty heavyweight in place – but being a great deal less nimble.




#2 2012-05-08 10:00:22

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2576

Re: lumbering up

This could be one of those cases in which the opposite sense plays a role. “Lumber” and “limber” can have opposing connotations. See our earlier discussions.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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