Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
“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”
Cry in the feetle position. (Wimp)
http://www.gotoquiz.com/how_long_would_ … e_a_battle
“THAT IS REALLY FREAKY.” I don’t know whether to laugh, text back, or go into a feetle position
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s … google.com
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: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … hp?id=3374
Last edited by patschwieterman (2011-08-19 06:42:04)
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* .