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April Nonce Day was trumped up a couple of years ago as a transparent ploy to get around the multiplicity doctrine, which states that a true eggcorn requires a minimal demonstrable number of hits in the wild in order to be respectable and admissible. Otherwise, there are any number of vacuum-energy mechanisms that can draw virtual eggcorns from the bubbling soup of internet space quanta. WTF typos are phenomenally productive, for example. Be that as it may, according to , “Hey, an ounce of nonce is worth a pound of expound, and I say that with the most sincere impugniety.” Here are some April Nonce Day contenders that I’ve carefully husbanded away for today. Some couldn’t wait; already submitted this year were:
which the then Prime Minister and his government used to pay towards the UHS without so much as a buyer leave from the Belizean electorate
The tintinnabulation of the fence, fence, fence, fence.
ching link fence (ironstation n.c) : $300 90ft of 6ft chang link fence wire with 2 8ft drive thr gates and 1 3ft walk thru gate no post or top rail fence wire and gates only call 704-675-6691 or email me
They’re not really chains, they’re chainlings.
the worst thing you could do is spend all weekend detailing you beloved bmw then the next day at lunch running it into a chainling fence...
When the Wonder Stuff were added to the bill as a late replacement for the Michael McGoldrick Band, I thought this was going to be a bit of a curious egg of a performance. I’ll hold my hand up and admit I was wrong, this was top draw folk inspired pop/rock.
The result was me making a lot of noise in our upstairs apartment secretly hoping our french downstairs neighbor would come up to ask what all the goddamn noise was and I would explain that I was making brioche which would instantly smooth out any trouble because of my culinary worldliness and she’d apologize for interrupting and offer some veggies from her garden as a way of begging pardon which I would dine to accept
Today the company has achieved tremendous progress by winning the hearts, mind and palettes of the elite in Kuwait. We require the Hot Cuisine Chef for our catering department who should be able to handle all our catering activities.
The next one is more than iffy, but I’m including just on the off chance.
It not only lurks behind three-dimensional areas of bog and swamp but also in the thin ice that covers rivers in the Siberian taiga and in the moosekeg and muholes of central Russia.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=agYKqBG … 22&f=false
There’s bears called Tundra Bears ? They like musscake or what.?
Next, those unkempt tundra beasts.
An incapacitating viral infection:
Investigative study on infectious epidemiology of no walk virus
http://read.jst.go.jp/public/cs_kdi_008 … 0350010496
I get them without the board.Like u, i tried parker bro.board as well and had no manifestation of spirits whats so ever.However a kneecap bang happen as i was getting up to answer the phone during a session BAM! I hit my knee and screamed like a Benjie.
I could write about the amazing hospitality I have experienced since starting, or describe the smokers board of Newfoundland dishes I have eaten from lobster to moose, but today I just feel lucky to be alive.
Finally, wasabi, “the little mustard that gets right up your nose.”
While we’re flouting the multiplicity doctrine, let’s break the singularity rule. The following are googledeuces. If your wrist have lost their tone…
it seems that I am developing carpal tonal syndrome. I hate dealing with the pain and will take almost anything I can get my hands on
Sock puppet medications
I do not do a lot of hand sewing due to the CTS (Carpal Tonal Syndrome) I have in my wrists.
Excessive desiccation has warped your breadstuffs.
This morning I woke up at 8:30am. The weather was as miserable as it was the evening before so after I had breakfast which was complimentry – consisting of Crusty Brown bread (German Influence I must assume) with a selection of condiments (Jams), cerals, Swayback (Dried crunchy bread), and a choice of Orange Juice, Tea or Coffee to drink. I had Swayback, bread and jame and an OJ.
How do I make swayback bread? I have some extra bread that I am wanting to make swayback out of.
I am just wanting to know at what temperature to put my oven at, and how long do I need to leave it in there for?
I am actually wanting to make my own breadcrumbs, and I thought that making swayback first would make drier breadcrumbs.
The acorns are arpeggiator, by your leave, carpal tunnel, chain link, collect, Curate’s egg, deign, distressed, dampen, reign, train, handkerchief, haute cuisine, hindsight, juxtaposition, accord, midst, muskeg, modus, musk, Norwalk, banshee, smelling salts, smorgasbord, craw, tantamount, wabi sabi, zwieback
Last edited by David Bird (2012-04-02 13:25:45)
“Dump on the enthusiasm” is more than a nonce. “Put a dumper on” for “put a damper on” turns up with some frequency:
: “it is very discouraging indeed when you see some of our brothers and sisters act exactly how you described in your article, and put a dumper on everyone else who continue to fight on”
: “Bad decision, as food poisoning put a dumper on otherwise perfect holiday weekend. ”
: “Hormonal changes during pregnancy, just after birth and during breast feeding can put a dumper on a woman’s sex drive.”
“Disdressed denim” has . Quite a nice eggcorn.
I get two hits for “mosskeg” in place of “muskeg.” A lovely, nearly perfect substitution. The amateur bryologist in me salutes you.
The funniest one on the list is “no walk virus.” I get two hits for that one. Putting the words together (“nowalk virus”) yields , though it raises the chance that the switch is a simple misspelling.
My fave was “motors operandi”. Thanks for wading through all those, Kem.
Speaking of that, there are 6 hits for “motives operandi”.
They have a new motives operandi. They have new methods now in place.
I’ve fallen on my face when trying to reestablish my motives operandi of how I interact with other people. What’s that mean you ask? I’m not getting out enough!
Detectives briefing patrol officers and other detectives about persons on the most wanted list and their motives operandi; patterns, trends, and anomalies in data.
How IT can help in police work
Last edited by David Bird (2012-04-02 13:39:16)
If you do a Google search for the singular (“motive operandi”), you’ll find dozens of other examples. Seems like quite a common eggcorn.