Barraco Barner, UK President

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You would be wrong if you thought Language Log hadn't taken note of the beautician in Blackpool, UK, who unwisely ventured into the geopolitical realm with this tweet:

You are also wrong if you think Language Log has decided what comment it could possibly make about an quasi-eggcorn this plangent (quasi- because "barraco" and "barner" aren't pre-existing words) or a depth of geopolitical ignorance this profound. For an article reviewing some of the responses around the world (she attracted ordinary abuse like "stupid cow" but also the accusation of being an "oxygen thief"), follow this link.

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