Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Appears to be a common eggcorn, with 6k+ Ghits.
Most likely a confusion with “give a lot of slack” by those who no longer understand the word “flak”.
No, it’s a blidiom, of course. But not the eggcorn kind. Here’re some counterparts.
She’s not the sort of girl to get into trouble, but she does jump in to defend others and leaves herself open to pick up the flak.
By the way, you’re not the only one to cut me some flack for throwing that one in there.
http://www.coderanch.com/t/178551/java- … es-boolean
You know, who’s going to take up the flack? We really desperately need to have a continuum of marketing efforts.
Finally, from a list of “Pinoy booboos”.
Can’t you just cut me some slacks?