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#1 2018-02-08 17:33:09

ajring
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Registered: 2018-02-08
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vinaigrette for vignette

Used in a student paper to describe a brief, rather snarky, description, a tart vignette becomes a vinaigrette.

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#2 2018-02-08 20:28:06

David Bird
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Re: vinaigrette for vignette

Wonderful. I found a few other examples. We can hope it’s not a spell-check error. Pretty funny. The final example is most striking. The vinaigretting probably used balsamique.

The second story, Unkindness of Ravens, was the longer of the two. A short vinaigrette on how Cass met Corwyn.
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The best part of the whole book was the Showdown chapter in Atlantic City where each person just had a short vinaigrette in one longer chapter
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Aye.. lots of potential here Ken.
Not sure the pic, as is, is being used to it’s best potential but that house in mono with a twinge of sepia, some dark clouds and some vinaigretting would look great.
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#3 2018-02-09 01:57:55

JuanTwoThree
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Re: vinaigrette for vignette

Unsurprisingly, both ‘vinegar’ (bitter wine) and ‘vignette’ do have ‘wine/vine’ in common:

1751, “decorative design,” originally a design in the form of vine tendrils around the borders of a book page, especially a picture page, from French vignette, from Old French diminutive of vigne “vineyard”. Sense transferred from the border to the picture itself, then (1853) to a type of small photographic portrait with blurred edges very popular mid-19c. Meaning “literary sketch” is first recorded 1880, probably from the photographic sense.

Which takes nothing away from the eggcorn. I like the idea of the literary sketch being tart and acidic, or a touch oily even. Even salty, peppery and with a touch of mustard.


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#4 2018-02-09 04:02:01

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Re: vinaigrette for vignette

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