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#1 2016-06-29 11:05:05

JuanTwoThree
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From: Spain
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This might amuse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p … h0gtZ-76w8

Safe-ish for all ages

Last edited by JuanTwoThree (2016-06-29 11:05:57)


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#2 2016-07-09 14:20:09

kem
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Re: This might amuse

We haven’t discussed “from the gecko [get go]” and “catphrase [catchphrase].” Are they eggcorns? I’m not sure there is much meaning transfer. The analysis at the end of the video of the meaning transference in “bowl in a china shop,” however, is classical eggcorn stuff.


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#3 2016-07-10 02:59:36

JuanTwoThree
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Re: This might amuse

And yet thousands are happy to say “lock, stock and barrel” or “hoist by their own petard” without giving a thought to meaning; It’s probably only weirdos like us who are interested.

So “from the gecko” might be analysed as “Well it’s definitely what people say, there’ll be a reason. I shall follow the herd”. It’s not a malapropism as such.

Perhaps that should be “follow the heard”


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#4 2016-07-11 18:52:38

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
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Re: This might amuse

This might amuse as well. Not about eggcorns, I’m afraid, but contains several variations on Happy Brithday Mark with the Sea. If you have time to waste, there are some beauts in the comments section too.

BTW, from the gecko did make it to the Database, marked as questionable.

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