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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-06-05 10:02:45

From: Denmark
Registered: 2006-02-23
Posts: 13

"Carried on the soldiers" for "shoulders"

The Guardian on Saturday (3/6-06) in the “How the bloggers saw it …” piece quotes the following:

“Gore is still being ambiguous about his feelins on running for president in 2008. Many believe that he is waiting to be the candidate that has such a buzz of support that he has no choice but to succumb to the will of the people and be carried to the convention on their soldiers. That’s what I think or at least its what I hope.”

I can see how the “carried on their soldiers” evokes the idea of a coup d’état so the eggcorn reformation is there. The problem is of course that this blogger seems to be pro-Gore, so the imagery seems a bit out of place.



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