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Chris -- 2011-03-08
My kid’s been giving me a hard attack.
In this particular case it could well be a blend of “hard time” with “heart attack”, but eggcornish motivation could well be there as well.
There are lots of purposeful usages out there, including the title of a 1972 hard rock album by Dust, and lots of usages based on that, but also loads of quite possibly legit (i.e. unaware, standard-for-the-user) usages such as:
So cold that as we marched deeper into winter, the rumor mill said that a soldier had a hard attack because of the temperature.
I had a hard attack? – Yahoo Answers
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Sep 13, 2006 – Heart attack? Did you go to the hospital, maybe it was not a heart attack,
Last edited by DavidTuggy (2014-05-17 12:52:44)
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .