Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I like this one.
To find a few more examples, I ran a Google search (with quotes) on “presents of mind to”
(The inclusion of “to” at the end seemed to do the trick!)
Amazon.ca: A Nine-To-Five Affair: Books: Jessica Steele
... although Ms Steele portrays him as an absent-minded professer, he has enough presents of mind to ask about money to buy something he wants badly. ...
Equal Time with Bob Boudelang – Democratic Underground
Fortunately, Our Great President had the presents of mind to take the report and censor it, so the rest of the U of N could not see it. ...
My Two Weeks In Hell
Thank God Orrin had the presents of mind to squeeze Ted Olson through. Even so, Ted’s investigation is still goin’ on, and there’s no tellin’ what kinda …
The Castle National 3 Peaks Challenge 2002
Cans of Guinness were cracked open and Andy still had the presents of mind to ask if it was gluten free. Stuart would just like to say well done to all who …
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by …..
I wish I had had the presents of mind to record the time and date and any other details noticed at the time. ((e-address deleted)) ...
http://www.amazon.ca/Nine-Five-Affair-J … 0373039034
Here’s a variation I stumbled upon just minutes ago:
...Svante Paabo’s team here is, again, wrong in assuming that the presents of Neanderthal DNA in non-African populations means the European & Eurasia migrants mated with this separate species when we arrived.
This one also could have an eggcornish meaning connection, if the perp is thinking that Neanderthals gifted us with their DNA.
What fun! Probably not an eggcorn, but maybe we can find a confession somewhere?
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .