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#1 2006-02-16 14:43:36

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'tram steamer' for 'tramp steamer'

Trams and tramp steamers can both move cargo. About 60 ghits:

And, it was on a Norwegian tram steamer that I came to NYC (New York City) in 1903 www.hofdabrekka.com/user/cat/4

It looked like a tram steamer, it really does not look like a fighting ship.
www.hfcsd.org/ww2/Interviews/ GENE%20FELLERS/gene_fellers.htm

By 1900 your typical merchant vessel was a steel steam powered tram steamer which could load about 5000 tons of cargo ...
www.bbc.co.uk/wales/programmes/ seastories/pages/4_davidjenkins.shtml

Vangelos hands off a coded map to Hammond, thereby involving John in a decades old mystery about the whereabouts of a Turkish tram steamer ...
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/159687113X

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#2 2006-02-16 16:47:45

Fishbait
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From: Brookline, MA
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Re: 'tram steamer' for 'tramp steamer'

Cool. . . I posted this same eggcorn on 12/13, but I couldn’t find a single ghit apart from the one I quoted. Do we cause eggcorns to multiply by recognizing them?

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#3 2006-02-16 18:06:04

klakritz
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Re: 'tram steamer' for 'tramp steamer'

I’m sorry to have overlooked your original post.

Searching for it as 2 words may have been more productive.

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