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#1 2018-04-28 12:58:31

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1281

"Eldridge" for "eldritch"

Fans of H.P. Lovecraft will be familiar with the adjective “eldritch”. For the rest of you, it means “weird, eerie”. I recently stumbled upon this:

You know we’re living in a dystopian hellscape when even the Eldridge horrors living under little Jimmys bed say screw it, I’m out.
comment on a video

A search on “Eldridge horrors” yields scores of examples of this usage. I believe this is what we’ve been calling a “Lehman” (when some acorn is eggcorned into a proper name). The perp’s assumption would be that the phrase refers to someone named Eldridge who had something to do with horror. I like this one.

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