Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
You are not logged in.
Registrations were closed for a long time because of forum spam, but I have re-opened them on a trial basis.
The forum administrator (chris dot waigl at gmail dot com) reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of eggcorns. Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification. Likewise, accounts that have not been used for posting may be removed.
Thanks for your understanding.
Chris -- 2015-05-30
My first encounter with the word gymkhana, which was rhymed with Anna, was in reference to horseback slalom courses around oil barrels. I deduced that there was some reference to cans in there.
we did an adults gymcanner when we were in our twenties and it was bloody brilliant!
http://uk.rec.equestrian.narkive.com/Kc … g-you-have
BTW, there must be examples of loanwords that are borrowed back in an unrecognizable form… rosbif maybe, though both roast and beef were not so much borrowed as thrust upon us. Wikipedia suggests anime as a reborrowed word.