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#1 2017-05-03 12:05:53

David Bird
Eggcornista
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1515

"left in the lurks" for lurch

Not a seamless eggcorn, but what can you do when left in the lurch is alien to you? You’re left to skulk in the shrubbery. I suspect that the poetry, which by itself was sufficient motivation to make this entry, comes from a single hurting lurker.

You left us in the lurks a bit cuz seems you should have told us more about the photography you do.
https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/ … clnk&gl=ca

I haven’t thought about you
Since you left me in the lurk
Seems you said you were my friend
Guess you meant you were a jerk
https://www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/a … -the-lerk/

But im sory little star
this just isn’t going to work
Because when morning came along
You left me in the lurk
https://www.wattpad.com/story/18450818-little-star

he left young natapee helpless when she wasn’t able to pay her bus fare , what a dick . he clearly had coins but left me in the lurk
https://dayre.me/natalietxe/SHR6BRhn42

Though not his fault, this one inspired by kem’s Livelong and lurch.

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#2 2017-05-06 00:16:52

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2551

Re: "left in the lurks" for lurch

An obvious move, when you think of it. We also find it with a plural noun (“left me in the lurks”), which is closer in sound to “lurch.” A couple examples.


Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.

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