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#1 2011-10-05 11:54:34

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1562

the common wheel

The common wheel is semantically reasonable as a rereading of the common weal, as in put your shoulder to the wheel, Push along! (push along) Do your duty with a heart, Full of song! (Full of song). Those Mormen hymns do come back to me at the drop of a bucket.

Let’s abolish the dowry system for the common wheel or otherwise continue to be bachelors as before.
Down with the dowry

Will the Other Dave, in Downing Street, enact legislation to free potential community activists by helping them to hold down work and take some time for the common wheel?
UK blog

The common wheel shows up quite regularly as a silicism, sometimes to comical effect.

Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I say to my friend from Washington State, what we hear over here is enmity, enmity towards the common wheel.

“It will of course, be understood that directly or indirectly, soon or late, every advance in the sciences of human nature will contribute to our success in controlling human nature and changing it to the advantage of the common wheel.” – Edward Thorndike, key psychology theorist, member of the Eugenics Committee of the USA
Conspiracy site

Looking for misapprehensions of welfare led into the seamy underbelly of prejudices, unfortunately.

Allan supposedly got into the “military” to supposedly fix his life..
he didnt went past basic training, according to him.. because of an injury, then he claims he’s a “VETERAN” and started asking for compensation and benefits. – he is now on wheelfare..
Fuzzy forum

The whites pay the greatest portion of the taxes to keep the lazy blacks on wheelfare…..
A day at the racest

Now we have hispanics coming into this country and now enrolling on wheelfare.
Dispatch from the prejudicial court



#2 2011-10-05 13:04:34

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2614

Re: the common wheel

Also … hp?id=3383

My opinion has not changed (strangely). A good eggcorn.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



#3 2011-10-05 13:27:17

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1562

Re: the common wheel

Ay mama, where was my brain today. Thanks for that link, Kem.



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