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Chris -- 2018-04-11
Had to chuckle at .
Is “every fiber of my bean” a real eggcorn? It’s certainly a pun. It’s on greeting cards and .
There are a few examples on the web that may be genuine eggcornish slips. With the pun so pervasive, though, it’s hard to know whether these are tongue-in-cheek. Examples:
“:”: http://www.salamandersociety.com/besttestimony/ “I no with ever fiber of my bean that (_) is TRUE!”
“:”: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Emplo … 748626.htm “I love this man with every fiber of my bean”
“:”: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Emplo … 748626.htm “When I say racist I mean that with every fiber of my bean.”
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
The perp said he or she didn’t know what kind of a bean he/she had (if any), and thought beans could not have fibers, and wondered if it was metaphorical. I would have assumed that it was the head/brain―we used to say somebody got beaned or hit on the beaner/beezer when he got hit on the head. And beans are a source of dietary fiber; some even taste kind of fibrous.
Good reminder: just because we can think of a rationale for a mistake doesn’t mean the perps do (or don’t).
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .