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#1 2013-10-20 01:48:57

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 971

This should roughle a few feathers

Yes, their dad took them out for a steak dinner and roughled both their hair affectionately.
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The etymology of ruffle is uncertain, unfortunately. This one came to me in mauling over a reference to “roughed grouse”, on facebook.



#2 2013-10-20 10:27:55

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1812

Re: This should roughle a few feathers

Probably not an eggcorn, but related:

the husk and all the remaining ruffage

Thot for the Day: I didn’t claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat ruffage!

My son is working on a pic with the diners slapping each other’s high-held palms while the waiter brings a food tray replete with doilies: high-fiver food with lots of ruffage.

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



#3 2013-10-23 05:16:47

Dixon Wragg
From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 715

Re: This should roughle a few feathers

I find “roughle” to be a quite beautiful eggcorn. It gives a crystal clear image that totally makes sense, and, at the same time, elicits a chuckle. Well played.



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