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#1 2017-06-16 09:08:20

Registered: 2006-08-09
Posts: 60

agasped for aghast

In a discussion (to use the term loosely) of Sen. Sanders’ reaction to the shooting at the Republicans’ baseball practice:

Bill 3 minutes ago
And poor bernie is upset, i’m agasped

Haven’t seen it anywhere else, but I think it’s a perfect eggcorn, as one usually gasps when one is aghast.



#2 2017-06-16 15:14:31

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2140

Re: agasped for aghast

This fits the discussion of aghasp though this particular variant (with the final orthographic ed that is phonetically a t ) is especially to the purpose (and very beautiful).

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



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