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“the federal government is chalked full of liars and lobbyists” From a USAToday comment
Here is another on that says that bulletin boards are “chalked full.” The implication is that chalk boards are analogous with virtual bulletin boards:
Interesting interpretation for chalked full. There is a rather long line of previous entries on this confusion, none of which offer an explanation for it. lists it as a straight error.
(makes an interesting read)
Here’s a meta-error that I hope Mr. Brians might appreciate.
In consideration of the sexual element in Romeo and Juliet I think Paul Brains says it best in that “the sexual punning begins in ll. 25-35 and continues throughout the play. The love of Romeo and Juliet, although idealized, is rooted in passionate sexuality”.
Last edited by David Bird (2012-03-01 16:48:43)
Beyond the homophones of “chock,” Ken Lakritz posted “chopped full” in 2005, and there are quite a few instances on the Web; right now I’m getting 126 ugh for the string “is chopped full of.” And then of course we had “stock full of” last year. I bet there are plenty more variants out there. I went looking for “shopped full of,” and found a tiny handful, some of which are suspect:
It feels as if it were designed with kids in mind. Its shopped full of cheesy moments and corny jokes.
http://ultimateparkreview.blogspot.com/ … nture.html
[review of a show at a theme park]
So, a not so skilled nurse, stuck me five times, finally got a vein, and they filled me full speed ahead with some normal saline shopped full of potassium and glucose too, I think.
http://delagar.blogspot.com/2009/09/ast … -spot.html
She craves… she craves to be shopped full of vibrant color…
http://www.gamingw.net/forums/index.php … .msg966850
[The writer seems to be referring to a preliminary sketch for a portrait of a she-elf—“shopped” here may just be a shorthand for “photoshopped.”]
When I set foot into this gorgeous old barn, I cannot help but long to spend hours inside! It is shop full of unique rustic-style garden and home decor with rich ambiance.
http://www.allisonmariephotographyblog. … ngagement/
[It’s possible the writer simply omitted the indefinite article “a” before “shop.”]
denis just lives in an augmented
reality, his brain is shopped full of
starling booming possibilities and you
are wondering where to shop first, and
it just keeps coming, faster and
faster. + you don’t need a (car)choke
to start him running.
[This one may well be a pun only, but it might also be evidence that the writer is at least aware of this as a variant.]
Last edited by patschwieterman (2010-03-13 17:40:07)
A double banger. Too cute; some may be intentional.
Even at the end of September, streets were full of tourists, and, with the big bright sun of Sunday, it was absolutely choke-a-bloke everywhere. ... And of course, it was choke-a-bloke too around Temple Bar in the night