Origin of folk etymology
Examples from the Web for folk etymology
When folk-etymology and contamination work together, the result is sometimes bewildering.
This historical connection is most probably due to folk-etymology.
In some cases of folk-etymology it is difficult to see to what idea the corruption is due.
The companion-ladder on ship-board is a product of folk-etymology.
It has sometimes been assumed that most names of this class are due to folk-etymology.