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#1 2013-01-02 11:53:30

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2248

consoul << console, counsel

Beadwof wakes early in 2013 to put some rimy Teutonic soul back into those multisyllabic devils from the sun-drenched south. First he goes after “console:”

Song lyrics: “I love the way you held my hand/Always consouled me when I was sad”

Pakistan site: “Around 500 people were consouled via this project, they were given reasons to live their life and a positive feedback was observed. ”

Comment on Forbes article: “I took a walk with another artist, and she consouled me.”

Post in a relationship forum: “you can be there to consoul her, and maybe in time tell her afterwards”

Then he ambushes “counsel:”

Web log: “My parents are getting marrige consouling and the are sending me to therapy.”

Chat forum: “is there a number i can call for free consouling or help on personal issues”

Relationship forum: “ She says nothing is wrong and then I ask if we can go to marriage consouling but she won’t go.”

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#2 2013-01-02 17:13:26

David Bird
Eggcornista
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1284

Re: consoul << console, counsel

“Consoul” is a beautiful, touching eggcorn when the acorn is console. It works for counsel, too. Couples can attempt marriage consouling; if it doesn’t work out the next step is marriage consoling.

We have “soul rights << sole rights” in the Database, though the examples are not terribly convincing. Soully responsible produces more credible hits.

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