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Here are a few of many examples:
Really watch the commercials; they don’t even bother with the benefits. They just show someone in a state of bless, or somehow being desired with the product.
When Esther Hicks is channeling Abraham she describes the feeling as “having knowledge of everything,” and being in a state of bless because of it.
Greek Orthodox site
This state of bless (to them) is disrupted when their respective parents—Robert (Richard Jenkins) and Nancy (Mary Steenburgen)—fall in love and get married.
God bliss you and your marriage.
may god bliss you Bonnie sorry i could not be there for you love bud
Your tip helped me alot. God bliss you.
And here’s an interesting variation:
I send boundless blissings to all.
New Age blog
Blissings Christopher, kudos man thats sweet!!
raw foods network
Peace, blissings, much respect to everyone I met in Costa Rica!
Many are probably puns (especially “blissings”?), but some smell eggcornish to me. I think we have a new (to this forum) eggcorn—a bidirectional one with variations!
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A confusion with deep roots. The OED says
The meaning of bliss and that of bless have mutually influenced each other since an early period…; confusion of spelling is frequent from the time of Wyclif to the 17th cent. Hence the gradual tendency to withdraw bliss from earthly ‘blitheness’ to the beatitude of the blessed in heaven, or that which is likened to it.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
Bliss is blitheness – nice. I wonder if blitheness is ever confused with blindness. Most uses of blithely, as in blithely unaware, unconscious, ignoring, and so on, cannot be distinguished easily from blindly. The following may be a phrase that is eggcornish, to blindly go about your business.
I had no idea I had a heart condition and was blindly going about my business
http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/ … 57791.html
A google deuce. Today is April nonce day but my year’s haul will have to wait a few days yet.
Here’s another variation I recently stumbled upon:
I’m blessing out with. . . [followed by a photo of the CD he’s listening to]
music FB group
We’re blessing out with a hard cider and Airplane!
And she says alright and begins issuing me a head-scratching. Presently I’m blessing out, and I have her to thank for it.
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