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#1 2012-07-26 00:58:42

.NetRolller 3D
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Catch a lot of "slack" (flak)

Appears to be a common eggcorn, with 6k+ Ghits.

Most likely a confusion with “give a lot of slack” by those who no longer understand the word “flak”.

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#2 2012-07-26 02:52:08

burred
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Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 915

Re: Catch a lot of "slack" (flak)

This one has come up before and can be found on the e-scrolls here and here. It’s a bit hard to explain. Onomatopoeic? Sublidiomatic? Vanilla malaprop?

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#3 2012-07-26 11:02:14

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 915

Re: Catch a lot of "slack" (flak)

No, it’s a blidiom, of course. But not the eggcorn kind. Here’re some counterparts.

She’s not the sort of girl to get into trouble, but she does jump in to defend others and leaves herself open to pick up the flak.
http://www.mduk.org/index.php?topic=1665.5;wap2

By the way, you’re not the only one to cut me some flack for throwing that one in there.
http://www.coderanch.com/t/178551/java- … es-boolean

You know, who’s going to take up the flack? We really desperately need to have a continuum of marketing efforts.
http://www.winexmagazine.com/winexaus/issueone/hs1.htm

Finally, from a list of “Pinoy booboos”.

Can’t you just cut me some slacks?
http://www.kwelangpinoy.com/tag/funny/

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