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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I just encountered this one on the web. I’m not sure it conforms to the strictest definition of “eggcorn,” but it does generate over 600 hits on Google (there are over 500000 for “from the get-go”). I have no idea what people might think “getco” means, but they’re using it.
Mike – making his first post here!
Welcome to the forum, MadMike. This is a relative of the “from the gecko” phrase—the latter may not be a true eggcorn, but I like it a lot. Here’s the URL for its Database entry: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/508/gecko/
Maybe the gecko is like the Yoda of the lizard family, all wise and full of counsel. After all, there’s a really annoying gecko that talks on T.V. and radio ads, advising people on insurance and such. “Right from the gecko” could mean you really made sure things were right before you set out. Getco, on the other hand…..I…l have no idea.
Last edited by booboo (2008-02-03 19:43:19)