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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I was reading some old Dave Barry columns this afternoon and came across a reference to a publication which advertised a “1/2 giraffe of wine”. I turned up a couple Google results for references to “giraffe of wine”, but no original occurrences, nor did I find any discussion of it in these forums. I guess a carafe has a long neck, vaguely like a giraffe. Thoughts? Has this been discussed before?
119 Google counts for “giraffe of wine”
I think this has good potential for an eggcorn given that a carafe does have an extended neck, as you point out.
BBC – Radio 2 – Mark Radciffe Biography PageIs sipping slowly from a giraffe of wine! DIGGING MY OWN GRAVE IN THE STAFFROOM I’m digging my own grave In the school’s vegetable garden …
www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/radcliffe/poem.shtml – 37k – Cached – Similar pages
Secondo Del VitoShare a giraffe of wine and a sordid dip in the brine. Dave Village – www.davevillage.co.uk. Dave Village ranks in size between a hamlet and a town. ...
www.vitomusic.co.uk/Archive/secondoindex.htm – 14k – Cached – Similar pages
The Giraffe’s Pen (기린 만년필): Experiments – [ Translate this page ]I had a korean friend who, when we were out to dinner once, meant to order a carafe of wine and actually ordered a “giraffe of wine”! =) ...
giraffepen.blogspot.com/2006/06/experiments_26.html – 17k – Cached – Similar pages