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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2012-05-14 14:31:34

Registered: 2008-03-16
Posts: 7

Tabula Rosa

”[Obama] was maybe the first tabula rosa candidate”



#2 2012-05-15 15:08:35

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1527

Re: Tabula Rosa

rh, if this is an eggcorn, do you have a sense of what the perps were imagining? The associations I have for ‘rosa’ would be roses, the colour pink, rosy, Ms. Parks, and maybe the confidentiality of sub rosa. It might be a blend with the latter. Or maybe he started out or came out smelling like roses?



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