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Chris -- 2018-04-11
Heard this one on a radio call-in show, and I really like it.
The woman’s marriage was over “for all intensive purposes,” and the tension between her and her in-laws was “so thick you could cut a knife with it.”
It’s not quite logical, of course, but the imagery had me thinking for most of the morning.
joseftu – You prompted me to think of KNIVES. Has anybody ever said the KNIFE OF HEARTS, rather than the KNAVE of HEARTS? I found only one extremely good intentional poetic instance in Google.
Now, KNife and KNave lead me to think of KNAP. Has anyone ever said NAPSACK for KNAPSACK? (It would be a sack you take with you when you head out to take a nap in the forest, no?)—- I just googled, and found thousands of instances, most apparently intentional, many obviously eggcorns.
Last edited by Tom Neely (2006-09-10 20:54:33)