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Chris -- 2015-05-30
I just thought I’d post some discussions on Idiom blends since they have much in common with malapropisms and eggcorns.
A few examples that have come up in this forum are the following:
1. Page burner = page turner + barn burner
2. A steady hand on the till = A steady hand on the tiller + (has) a hand in the till
3. In fine fiddle = In fine fettle + fit as a fiddle
Language Log: The way the cookie bounces
This exchange process has been studied experimentally by J. Cooper Cutting and Kay Bock, who used the naturally evocative term idiom blend rather than …
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/language … 01737.html
Language Log: Straw creatures great and small
... in formal academic discourse: we intellectuals should not be too quick to throw stones at politicians who produce a novel idiom blend from time to time. ...
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/language … 03062.html
Literal-Minded: Idiom Blending
The name is… idiom blend. Oh, well, great minds, you know. ... My favorite idiom blend was from the college drama club, combining “looking for fresh …
http://literalmind.blogspot.com/2004/12 … nding.html
Literal-Minded: 12/01/2004 – 12/31/2004
The name is… idiom blend. Oh, well, great minds, you know. Read Liberman’s post for a link to the paper and a summary. ...
http://literalmind.blogspot.com/2004_12 … chive.html
Idiom Blending « Literal-Minded
The name is… idiom blend. Oh, well, great minds, you know. ... My favorite idiom blend was from the college drama club, combining “looking for fresh talent” ...
http://literalminded.wordpress.com/2004 … -blending/
Jason Parker-Burlingham – Today’s new Idiom Blend
Jason Parker-Burlingham – Today’s new Idiom Blend … Today’s new Idiom Blend “You only get one bite at the bullet.” (Leave a comment) ...
Last edited by jorkel (2006-09-19 12:58:25)