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#1 2013-11-20 19:07:50

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1251

"kneel" for keel

I came across this one in Wikipedia. It could easily be a WTF typo, I guess. The sound isomorphy (is that a word?) is not there. But it makes sense to see ships drawn up on the beach as kneeling. There are a few dozen hits… caveat eggtor.

they were using silver for ballast instead of rock to bring it back to Spain including extorting and gathering from the Native Indians (the original wooden-ships of the Atlantic had rock ballast on the kneel of the ship for balance).



#2 2014-07-19 18:26:14

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2211

Re: "kneel" for keel

We’ve got a roundtripper. “Kneel over” sometimes replaces the nautically-derived “keel over:” … 2&start=10



#3 2014-07-19 20:30:54

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 971

Re: "kneel" for keel

Nice one. Kneel over is the better eggcorn, based on kneel << keel. I suspect the roundtripper, keel << kneel, would most easily be explained as a typo.



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