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#1 2014-02-03 01:35:20

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 974

Bide one's tongue

The Database has an entry for buy your time, suggested to be blend of bide one’s time and to buy time. Klakritz found an example of bite my time as a blend of bide my time and bite my tongue. Heard on the radio today, the round-tripper blend. Around the blend? Round the blender? It strikes me as a pure blend, if such a thing is possible, and not an eggcorn.



#2 2014-02-03 03:40:00

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1813

Re: Bide one's tongue

If bide is given a causative twist, as verbs so easily are in English, this could support an eggcornicopious meaning: “cause your tongue to bide (its time)”. The question would be whether any of the perps actually construe it that way.
I like the image of “round the blender”; words and ideas getting mixed and chopped up in the Osterizer.

*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 .)



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