Eggcorn Forum

Discussions about eggcorns and related topics

You are not logged in.


Registrations were closed for a long time because of forum spam, but I have re-opened them on a trial basis.

The forum administrator (chris dot waigl at gmail dot com) reserves the right to request users to plausibly demonstrate that they are real people with an interest in the topic of eggcorns. Otherwise they may be removed with no further justification. Likewise, accounts that have not been used for posting may be removed.

Thanks for your understanding.

Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-03-26 01:23:39

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

"blood ugly" for (?) "butt ugly"

A few weeks ago, I was listening to a lecture by the curator of a rare books collection, and I thought I heard him refer to a medieval book of hours as “a blood ugly little manuscript.” I can’t be sure I heard that right, but there are a few other instances of the phrase on the Web. (And there’s also a song called “Bloodugly” on the second album by heavy rock band Season to Risk.) Is this a euphemism for “butt ugly”? Examples:

It’s all there now, transplanted like some alien disease – lying like a raped and dying dream: blood ugly and dismembered in the middle of that war-torn road that is the ‘scene-of-our-crime today.

It grabs you by the gut and won’t let go until the nasty little appendage lies squirming, life draining from it in a specimen dish, extracted and blood ugly. … 1&m=200506

Blood ugly fiat multiplas! Who would seriously buy one! … rt=70&sa=N

I hope this all works out, cause if it don’t, it’s gonna get ugly at his house, and I so totally mean blood ugly. … clnk&cd=80



Board footer

Powered by PunBB
PunBB is © 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson
Individual posters retain the copyright to their posts.

RSS feeds: active topicsall new posts