Verbing, mistake, or what?

Elizabeth Daingerfield Zwicky reported yesterday on a usage that was new to her: someone referring to people barbering on about some topic or another. She and Elizabeth Traugott and I speculated about the source of the expression. Was it a malapropism of some sort (perhaps an eggcorn)? — if so, what could people have been … Continue reading Verbing, mistake, or what?