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#1 2017-09-07 23:31:10

Registered: 2017-09-07
Posts: 1

In all the words

My teenaged nephew used to say “in all the words” rather than “in other words.” In fact, whenever he would say it i thought it was merely a cute speech impediment, but then he typed it to me in a chat post during a discussion. I thought it was unique to him until I heard it spoken by someone while at the mall, this time by an adult.



#2 2017-09-08 12:06:21

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2198

Re: In all the words

Very nice! It makes sense that in all the words would mean something like “explaining fully the topic at hand”, which fits with the periphrasis introducing acorn, in other words .
Relatedly, we have had another words and anotherwards , and in otherwards, another news, in another words ; otherwards, this has been a fertile, not to say a prolific, acorn.

*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 .)



#3 2017-09-10 06:12:19

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1322

Re: In all the words

Welcome to the Eggcorn Forum, TruthyTruth!



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