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#1 2013-05-16 21:51:46

Dixon Wragg
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From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 637

"pedal" for "petal"

“Petal” for “pedal” has been discussed here before, but not its converse.
Seen yesterday in a Facebook group posting:

...looking for rose pedals for children to sprinkle along the march route on Saturday, May 25 March Against Monsanto…Any takers to bring pedals that morning??

Offhand, I’d say it’s just a substitution based on a mishearing, as any plausible meaning-connection that would render it eggcornish seems to be absent.

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#2 2013-05-17 02:15:25

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 946

Re: "pedal" for "petal"

I tried to sneak this one in without comment earlier. Come on, they’re vaguely pedal-shaped. Bees think so too.

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#3 2013-05-17 08:52:49

Dixon Wragg
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From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 637

Re: "pedal" for "petal"

Ooooops—“Pedal” for “petal” has been discussed here before after all! It just didn’t show up when I searched under “petal pedal” because the word “petal” isn’t in your thread.

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#4 2013-05-17 13:35:46

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 946

Re: "pedal" for "petal"

So that’s why I had trouble finding it. Duly acorned.

Your complaint has been dually noted and summarily dismissed.
http://www.someecards.com/usercards/vie … Q2MWI3NjA1

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