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#1 2011-08-19 02:58:11

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1251

The feetle position

“The feeble position” was one of the best eggcorns of the year last year. This is not in the same class; you have to wonder what the perps are thinking. Perhaps that the feet are drawn up in the feetle position? Or more likely, they don’t know that it’s a fetal position, and they wonder what the feet have to do with it.

you grab a pillow and sit on your bed in the feetle position

You’ve just been told you’re going into battle. You:
Say “Yes sir”
Pass out.
Cry in the feetle position. (Wimp) … e_a_battle

“THAT IS REALLY FREAKY.” I don’t know whether to laugh, text back, or go into a feetle position …



#2 2011-08-19 06:41:27

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

Re: The feetle position

Feet are a big part of my image of the fetal position; misspelling is certainly a possibility here, but I wouldn’t want to rule out eggcornical thinking.

And this may be a good place to remind people of Kem’s discovery of the fatal position: … hp?id=3374

Last edited by patschwieterman (2011-08-19 06:42:04)



#3 2011-08-19 18:08:57

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1813

Re: The feetle position

Some kind of blending with beetle possible as well? I have the image of a compact, drawn-together body. In a way like falling into a comma.

Whatever it comes from, I love it.

*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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