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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2013-01-16 16:37:55

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1101

"mono on mono"

Two first person accounts convinced me of the validity of this reworking of mano a mano, after I heard it used on the radio. The first hit showcases the eggcorn brain at work. “Mono%” on a blood count refers to the frequency of a type of white blood cell.

OP: What does MONO% mean??
R: mono on mono means one on one so I would say one percent.
Yahoo questions

OP: what is a proper foxing dog?
R: never been into foxing …but if your running a dog on any quarry it should be able to do it single handed …..mono on mono….....doubling up is for girls… :whistling: .
OP: What is mono on mono?....and its ok to double up if your female? :angel:
R: mono on mono = one on one… :victory: ...
Hunting forum

So what the fuck you think is ‘sposed to happen, we gon go
Mono on mono, whatever nigga, I’m gon dust you
Rap genius

Sure, there are times when sitting face to face, mono on mono, is productive.

See also mano on mano in the Database.

Last edited by burred (2013-01-16 20:28:19)



#2 2013-01-17 09:27:05

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2612

Re: "mono on mono"

Thank you. We been so transfixed in this forum on the mano=man interpretation of mano-a-mano that we missed this equally beguiling insertion of “mono.” Many examples of “mono-a-mono.” It was noted by Cecil Adams at The Straight Dope in 1996.

Last edited by kem (2013-01-17 09:28:14)

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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