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#1 2017-05-03 12:05:53

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1554

"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. … 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 … -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

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

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



#2 2017-05-06 00:16:52

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

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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