lambast(e) » lamblast

Variant(s):  landblast

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • “And no, I don’t lamblast Clinton out of spite. In fact I don’t lamblast Clinton at all. Nor did I single him out. I mentioned Reagan as well.” (link)
  • “Humberside Police have been lamblasted for the death of a black man in their custody eight years ago …” (link)
  • “…get your facts straight before you landblast a movie and you won’t have an embarrasing review like that.” (link)
  • “She landblasted our enlisted men calling them murders while condoing abortion.” (link)

Analyzed or reported by:

  • Paul Brians (Common Errors in English, "More Errors" page)
  • "bondy" on the eggcorn forum, 19 April 2006 (link)

See the entry for “lambast(e)” >> “lambash” for the motivation for this one. Brians cites it only in the form “lamblasted, landblasted”, but other verb forms are attested as well.

| link | entered by Arnold Zwicky, 2006/05/20 |


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    Commentary by pat schwieterman , 2006/05/20 at 7:05 pm

    Earlier posts on “lambaste” in the Eggcorn Forum: Josh Huber pointed out the use of “landblasted” on 5/12/05 (Comment 383), and Gwen Lenker noted another variant — “lamblast” — on 7/14/05 (Comment 473).

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