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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2005-11-08 17:13:16

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'preambulator' for 'perambulator'

Users of this eggcorn have been taken in by the natural idea that a perambulator- a baby carriage- transports an infant before he can walk, i.e., an infant in a ‘pre-ambulatory’ state. About 300 ghits. Examples:

Lisa has a great set of wheels! Certainly different than the ones we used to have! By the way, ‘pram’ is short for preambulator.

Remember, JK Rowling wrote between the time her daughter Was asleep in the
preambulator and when she could grab 5 minutes. php?az=printer_friendly&forum=19&topic_id=2088

The Importance of Being Earnest (1895),Summary: ...
Miss Prism confesses that She put The manuscript of a novel on which She had been working in The preambulator and had placed The baby in a hand-bag … inglese/wilde/THE%20IMPORTANCE%20OF%20BEING%20EARNEST.HTML

preambulator means a baby cart somnambulating means sleepwalking from the Latin
verb ambulare, to walk … php?p=14091&sid=aaffe38cd37885fff2e021ce545d5b8a

The Child Security device is a mirror that fastens to the shade of a preambulator.



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