Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Some unintentional confusion between a well-known brand of household appliances and a derogatory term for Germans:
We’ve got a Boche fatline model, and it’s fine.
I have my heart set on the Miele W2104 washing machine, which retails …. so i went for the Boche
I have a boche front loader that I won
In one town where the Germans had taken over a brewery, a small band of the “Bosch” soldiers rolled out a barrel of beer into No Man’s Land on Christmas morning, calling out, “Don’t shoot!” and inviting the Brits for a drinking session.
you know, stiff upper lip, send someone else’s kids off to die, kill the bosch
Not much meat on this one: I doubt if anyone really thinks one word is the other. But we might be able to get a thread going on misunderstood brand names:
Look at Marx and Spencers website.
This week Walgreens is running a register rewards promotion on Hallmart greeting cards
http://www.commonsensewithmoney.com/201 … ing-cards/