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#1 2020-07-22 20:19:29

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
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Seabees

I don’t think we’ve noted on this Forum the transformation of C.B.s, the acronym for the U.S. Navy’s “construction battalion,” into “seabees.” Presumably a spelling-out of the acronym would have been “ceebees.” The “sea” spelling is the eggcornical (?) influence of the word “sea,” motivated by the ocean context of the group.


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#2 2020-07-23 02:50:14

DavidTuggy
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Re: Seabees

Eggcornical or punnical ―hard to tell. Or both (e.g. arose in someone’s mind eggcornically and then was written out punnishly.)


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

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