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Chris -- 2011-03-08
An admittedly very rare cross-language reshaping. “Blitzkrieg” means “lightning war” in German, but the Wikipedia article on the term (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blitzkrieg) attributes the first usage in print to an (apparently) American journalist who was describing the German invasion of Poland in 1939. Like a Panzer division, a creek in full spate can sweep away everything in its path with shocking speed.
The final instance below is something of a double eggcorn: The Ramones’ 1976 debut became the granddaddy of all pop-punk albums, and its first song was the gloriously dumb/fun anthem “Blitzkrieg Bop.” Examples:
I’m not against change – I just don’t appreciate the blitzcreek approach
that was taken by the webmistress and her merry band of headhunters.
http://www.freeware-forum.com/forum/Sim … 94547.html
I dont exactly approve of Gen. Pattons blitzcreek on steroids approach, but I really did’nt agree with Monty’s pussy footin approach either.
http://forums.xbox-scene.net/lofiversio … 01377.html