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#1 2016-03-24 17:26:45

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1313

galls

One said there was too much action, one had the galls to say not enough action.
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This was such a welcome change compared to my previous move, where the mover had the galls to ask me for $2000 extra in fees because they completed the work 5 hours late!!
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Jacob even had the galls to call him prettier than me…ohh, how rude!
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Roommate, who doesn’t wash his dishes, had the galls to say this
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Apparently a blend of “gall” and “balls”. Probably not pronounced similarly enough to be in eggcorn territory.

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#2 2016-03-26 12:20:59

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2632

Re: galls

We’ve had the odd bilabial-velar substitution before. One trip pony. Harp back. Though these substitutions were not in initial positions. And they were also followed by a bilabial that could draw the velar to it.

Anyway, one of the best blends we’ve seen.


Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.

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