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#1 2019-01-21 02:36:36

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
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"fjord (or fiord)" for "ford"

Received this in an email from a friend recently:

If you do decide to fjord the waters, be advised

A web search yielded quite a few examples, for instance:

... walk over the rough river cobble easily as a sidewalk, busting into the rushing current to fjord the river with the casual ease of much practice.
article

Paramedics and firefighters arrived shortly thereafter, but were on the other side of the river and unable to bring equipment around. However, Smart-Small and her wife were able to fjord the river and reach the paramedics
news

I am not sure why they say you have to fjord the river to get to it…...has the river changed course?
trip report

The still standing church has had a homecoming event annually, with families whose roots are in the nearby areas returning, such as Lower Barnes Run (Roane Co.) Sweet Potato Dan Connolly, who would fjord the river to attend.
article

The meaning connection between “ford” and “fjord” is strengthened by their both having ultimately sprung from the same PIE root. The verb “to ford” is uncommon enough nowadays that it’s no surprise that “fjord” would supplant it in some people’s minds.

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#2 2019-01-24 19:24:05

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
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Re: "fjord (or fiord)" for "ford"

Sweet. I image there are also people who call fjords “fords,” but this would be harder to find.


Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.

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#3 2019-01-24 20:49:38

DavidTuggy
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Re: "fjord (or fiord)" for "ford"

Imagine yourself kayaking the Norwegian fords and smile Kayak Fishing. lunch on the water Kayaking, Canoeing, Journey, Hiking,

Title: Riverine inputs to Norwegian fords: Efects on pelagic food web structure and mercury bioaccumulaton. Target journal: Environmental Science and …

Aug 16, 2016 – Traveling through the Norwegian Fords. Hello friends. I want to start this by saying I’m not a writer

Beautiful Norway fords and Waterfalls.superb.

The “black Danes” came from the fords of Norway, the “white Danes” from the plains of Sweden and Denmark.

Et seq.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#4 2019-01-25 04:50:20

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
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Re: "fjord (or fiord)" for "ford"

DavidTuggy wrote (quoting another):

Aug 16, 2016 – Traveling through the Norwegian Fords…I want to start this by saying I’m not a writer

LOL!!!!!!!

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#5 2019-01-25 13:17:51

DavidTuggy
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Re: "fjord (or fiord)" for "ford"

(Thought you guys might enjoy that one.)


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#6 2019-02-02 13:34:38

kem
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Re: "fjord (or fiord)" for "ford"

Close to being a flounder eggcorn, it seems.


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#7 2019-02-03 13:26:16

DavidTuggy
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Re: "fjord (or fiord)" for "ford"

A few weeks after his release, he showed up at a Norwegian ford in hopes of seeking human contact and would even give children rides

(And lots of others)

I want to start this by saying I’m not a writer

or a mechanic? (No I don’t think anyone was really thinking that.)


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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