Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Hammers at work make a pinging sound; so users of this substitution are detecting onomatopoeia where there isn’t any. About 1,000 ghits vs 73k for the original. Examples:
Ball ping hammer – Tested with six direct blows to the face of the devices housing.
As blunt as a ball ping hammer may be a good way to describe John Woo’s forging of characters and his writing technique,..
“Warning: Be sure to sedate feline first using a small ball ping hammer.”
Once inside, they cut a chain-link fence, hammered at a silo and railroad tracks with a ball-ping hammer and painted crosses on the tracks and silo…
I would suggest getting a ball ping hammer and firmly hitting The Video card 4-5 times. don’t hit it like a sissy or you won’t do any good.