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Chalk-full vs. Chock-full

March 2016
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Nina left the conference chalk-full of ideas on ways to expand her business.

The term chalk-full makes me think of someone snacking on sticks of chalk. Yuck. Blaaa. Pittooie. Shudder.

Thank goodness the actual term is chock-full, originating (possibly) from choke-full, as in “I ate so much chalk, I nearly choked.”

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