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#1 2019-02-16 17:01:01

DavidTuggy
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that inkling feeling

To stationery fans: We all know that inkling feeling that you probably have an unused notebook, and you wonder to
yourself..

She wasn’t really worried about anything any normal person might worry about in life. But then there was that inkling feeling in the back of her head that felt, strangely enough, like an echo of fear

with […] an inkling feeling that she had a lot of work to do

Swaddle Saturday, anyone? I have an inkling feeling that “duvet chic” is the new cozy outerwear du moment,

Many things and negative thoughts were simultaneously generating an inkling feeling in her that something was definitely wrong.

… you just have an ‘inkling feeling’ that something is wrong—TRUST IT! Because chances are, you are right and it WILL save your patient’s life.

It is more likely than not that, if you have an inkling feeling of a mold infestation in your home, for your gut instincts to be correct.

Probably a blend of an inkling with a/that sinking feeling and a/that nagging feeling (and maybe other kinds of feelings as well). It is certainly analyzable as a malapropism ( inkling < sinking, nagging ) and there is certainly semantic overlap involved (a less than clear sense of unease/darkness of ink = darkness of prospects?), offering some eggcornish motivation. But maybe more a sort of smushy spot than a good strong eggcorn, for all that.


*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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#2 2019-02-24 19:26:38

DavidTuggy
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Re: that inkling feeling

Relevant:

Gutted mate, everytime I open one of those brown envelopes I get a sinkling feeling

With runners at first and second and nobody out, Jade Petersen hit a sinkling liner toward Seuntjens at second.

The same image underlies the idea of people ‘leaving a
sinkling ship’.

I have a sinkling feeling that no matter what Australia do the same result will happen on Thursday


*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 2019-03-03 14:14:00

kem
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Re: that inkling feeling

Interesting. I had not thought of checking the etymology of “inkling.” To my surprise, it has nothing to do with “ink.” Live and learn (lately, though, I’ve been doing a lot more living than learning).

“Inkling” seems to be a noun backformation of the verb “to inkle” (to whisper, hint at). To use it as an adjective, however, in the (redundant) “an inkling feeling” is blatantly extralexical, suggesting the influence of an outside idiom, such as “sinking feeling.”


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#4 2019-03-11 17:23:38

DavidTuggy
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Re: that inkling feeling

Didn’t think of it before, but a niggling feeling is likely involved in there somewhere as well.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

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