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#1 2020-11-24 03:26:29

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1375

"roast history" << rotisserie

I encountered this online:

Aye do them roast history chickens at walmart be good??? [and then in response to a request for clarification] roast history chickens the ones that be in the deli
discussion thread

Almost all the examples yielded by googling were references to the example I gave above. The few possible exceptions include:

Roast History Chicken is THE BEST. looked like you enjoyed it.

...and these last two, both from this discussion :

Anyone ever get those roast-history chickens for only a couple bucks at Walmart or Costco?

I worked in a grocery mart and was tasked with putting the birds into the roast-history machine. It kind of turned me off of buying them, because the machine was very dirty, and I wouldn’t clean it properly.

Apart from finding very few examples, I think this could qualify as an eggcorn, as those roasted chickens at the store clearly have a (hopefully recent) “roast history”.



#2 2020-12-01 13:07:51

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2777

Re: "roast history" << rotisserie

These might be intentional misconstruals. But funny ones!

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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