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#1 2018-01-26 03:05:31

JuanTwoThree
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From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 428

A muriel

As a mispronunciation or malapropism this is well-known:

Wellington town council in Shropshire gave £600 to a local artist to “paint a Muriel” in an alleyway behind the bus station.

(a mention in ‘Private Eye’ which caught my attention seeing it in print)

so could there be any eggcornery to it?

Someone creative who can perhaps paint a Muriel on one of the walls

I’m looking for an artist to paint a Muriel in my loft in exchange for accommodation. I will supply paints and other supplies

I think it might be some kind of in-joke that is done on purpose, or a reference to a TV character who said it. All-in-all a bit of a non-starter in the eggcorn race. Right?


On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.

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#2 2018-01-26 07:51:22

JuanTwoThree
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From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 428

Re: A muriel

I notice the capital M of Muriel. Hmmm. A Lehmann?


On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.

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#3 2018-01-28 18:14:02

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1275

Re: A muriel

I think it’s very plausibly a Lehmann.

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#4 2018-01-28 19:13:55

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
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Re: A muriel

What else would it be (if it’s at all eggcornish)? If Muriel is not a woman’s name, I have no clear idea what it is.


*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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