Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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At the end of the post for
Carnival of the Godless</a>
(a collection of rants about religion):
<blockquote color=red>That’s a rap. Thanks everyone for reading!</blockquote>
Of course it could be a simple misspelling, but
the parallel with (spoken) rap suggests an eggcorn.
That’s a rap. Thanks everyone for reading
Here’s the one I encountered recently:
We got it guys thats a rap!
I believe “that’s a wrap” is movie director lingo for wrapping up a production or a scene or a shot—it’s finished. Not sure there’s an eggcornish meaning connection, though. “Rap” as in talking—all is said and done? Seems like a stretch. Probably just a misspelling.