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#1 2017-01-26 21:04:10

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1101

"Schlack" for shellac

Never would I have dreamed that I would live such a shocking hockey season! First, there was the surprise arrival of Li-Na on my line … SCHLACK! Then, my amazing slapshot, which propelled the Cougars into the playoffs and changed my life … SCHLACK! Then this terrible secret of Fred, my left winger … SCHLACK! And finally, this terrifying news that will end my hockey season … SCHLACK!
My translation of a book-for-kids blurb from Quebec

SCHLACK! is the sound that dramatic events make here in la belle province. Wham, bam, schlack. I wondered whether anyone had turned a “shellacking” into a “schlacking”. Look no further than the Urban Dictionary.

verb usually used passively to get schooled or housed or salted or just beaten outright
(as kobe takes the backdoor cut to the hoop and hits the 360 hookshot)
Announcer: Paul Pierce is getting schlacked by kobe tonight
.#beaten #salted #assaulted #schlack #schooled #housed

Top Definition
When you take an asskicking in the midterm elections.
“I took a Schlacking last night” Nov 2nd, 2010
.#drubbing #asskicking #whooping #defeat #trouncing … Schlacking

And out there on the sports beat…

The Pack dropeed their season-opener to Fort Hays State, 4-2, then were schlacked by Metro State, 14-1 … 8_softball



#2 2017-01-29 18:22:38

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2589

Re: "Schlack" for shellac

If an eggcorn, this would be (I think) a new category for us. Eggcorns in which the acorn is replaced by an onomatopoetic word that reminds listeners of the meaning of the acorn.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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