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#1 2017-08-24 23:08:51

Barbara Partee
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Registered: 2010-06-29
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The whole kitten caboodle

Found this lovely version of ‘the whole kit and caboodle’ in a review of the Dover edition of Medea on Amazon (https://smile.amazon.com/Medea-Dover-Th … over+books) on August 24, 2017.
The whole context makes ‘kitten’ here really beautifully incongruous: “The play centers around Medea, a goddess who falls madly in love, emphasis on MADLY, with Jason. She gives up everything for this man. We’re talking killing, stealing, betraying her father and home, the whole kitten caboodle.”

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#2 2017-08-25 12:28:41

DavidTuggy
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Registered: 2007-10-11
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Re: The whole kitten caboodle

She does sound like quite a kitten.
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(Previous mention: here, here, and in a number of related threads, including kitchen caboodle , kitch and caboodle , kitten and poodle, and soon and soforth.)


*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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#3 2017-08-25 14:54:53

Barbara Partee
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Re: The whole kitten caboodle

I heard from Ben Zimmer last night (around the water cooler at Language Log) that Larry Horn had already found this eggcorn, and they just hadn’t updated the database with it yet.

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#4 2017-08-25 17:19:18

DavidTuggy
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Re: The whole kitten caboodle

The “database” is beyond obsolete: there are thousands of eggcorns here on the forum that are not listed there. It has been updated only rarely if at all for years now. See some of Kem’s end-of-the-year roundups here on the forum for more complete listings. (Search for “kem” and “best of” in the second search box (the Google one) on the database page, for posts like this.) This one briefly discusses the situation with the database.
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None of which denies that the kitten caboodle is seriously cool, worthy of many re-visits.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2017-08-25 17:21:20)


*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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#5 2017-08-25 17:37:35

Barbara Partee
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Re: The whole kitten caboodle

Thanks!

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