Origin of folk etymology
Examples from the Web for folk etymology
Historical Examples of folk etymology
It has sometimes been assumed that most names of this class are due to folk-etymology.
This historical connection is most probably due to folk-etymology.
But occasionally the results of folk-etymology are literally preposterous.
The companion-ladder on ship-board is a product of folk-etymology.
But the story of Tuna gives no folk-etymology of the name Tuna.Modern Mythology