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Chris -- 2018-04-11
A recent harvest of interesting slips, reshapings and misunderstandings recorded on r/boneappletea.
active David < affidavit, cerebral policy > palsy, laundry ray < lingerie, tangle telly > tagliatelle, clam india < chlamydia, in one ear and not the other, one two many < one too many, hokum < occam, tack ticks < tactics, me and while, embrace yourself < brace yourself, guild mushroom < gilled, civil wear < silverwear, ice graper < scraper, as soon < assume, non chillant < nonchalant (about 50 hits), lawnchairay < lingerie, super&tender < superintendant, habla gated < obligated, where ol’ where, tighty < tidy, ass and nine < asinine, chubby chic < shabby, stalemeat < stalemate, pesto bismal < pepto-bismol, goos pumps < goosebumps, counter fit < counterfeit, bench watching < binge, kimono dragon < Komodo, silly coned < siliconed, napking < napkin, cuddle sack < cul-de-sac, S cargo < escargot.
There have also be a number of one-off, mondegrenous introductions of a name into another word, that titillate:
April Ham Lincoln, Sarah Tonin, Noah Fence, Mary Nara sauce, Michael wave oven, Michael Damion nut cookies, G Furgolf < G for golf, Shandon Lear < chandelier.
And the winner is: clam India.
Good grief! Non-chillant is perhaps my favorite: a controcorn of sorts. (I mean, chillant ought to mean “non-chalant”, more or less.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .
These just in in the last few days: frontallopes < frontal lobes, but jesus < bejeezus, my ears are bleating < bleeding, air raider < aerator, buyist < biased.
Also: in cage < engaged, but Kem had already spotted that one.
Last edited by David Bird (2019-03-02 06:42:11)