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#1 2018-08-26 03:42:17

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1322

"ejackulate" for "ejaculate"

From the Online Etymology Dictionary:

Jack off (v.) “masturbate” is attested from 1916, probably from jack (n.) in the old slang sense of ”(erect) penis.”

The same source gives us a very different etymology for “ejaculate”:

ejaculate (v.) 1570s, “emit semen,” from Latin eiaculatus, past participle of eiaculari “to throw out, shoot out,” from ex “out” (see ex-) + iaculari “to throw, hurl, cast, dart,” from iaculum “javelin, dart,” from iacere “to throw” (from PIE root *ye- “to throw, impel”).

Although probably a mere misspelling in many cases, the quite different etymologies along with the identical pronunciations and obvious meaning connection suggest that this is an eggcorn for some—and a new one to the Eggcorn Forum:

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#2 2018-08-30 10:13:56

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2641

Re: "ejackulate" for "ejaculate"

I agree, an eggcorn is buried there.


Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.

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