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Chris -- 2015-05-30
Sticking to your guns does not involve literal adherence, although sticking to your gums might. Gums as in tackies, gofasters, runners? Or chewing gum on the sole, maybe. I don’t think it refers to gingival obstinance, though who knows.
I am deeply troubled by all my neologisms and am shamefully aware that they are not perfect. ... I stick to my gums on “electro-note” for email however since most email messages are notes. :^)?
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Although one must be circumspect of anything from newspaperarchive.com, this one is real and not a silicism.
I like it! Stick it at the top of the class!
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .
The old story. Stick walks into a bar with gun. She sees gum, is strangely attracted to him. Walks out of the bar with gum.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.