Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Okay, you are telling me that Wacco readers don’t know any more than I do … sharks, and I always thought Wacco readers know everything …
Aw sharks.. please dont make me blush on teh internet(s)
Aw, sharks. That stinks.
Aw sharks Mir that’s really sweet.
Assuming that some of these aren’t meant as a joke, I think we have an eggcorn here. The pronunciation similarity, especially in some dialects, is clear. Re: the meaning—the only relevant “meaning” of “shucks” in this context is that it begins with the same sound as “shit” and is therefore useful as a euphemism. “Shark” “means” the same thing in this context. Eggcorn, sez I.