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#1 2012-01-13 02:56:14

From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 381

Awful Offal

My parents eat all that stuff too. Liver is tasty though it makes good gravy. They also eat awful and tripe too though. Nasty stuff

There should be more but so many people say “I’ve been eating awful this week” or the like that it’s difficult to find the indubitable eggcorn. And so many people use the word “awful” to describe liver and kidneys, which doesn’t help. With a bit more ingenuity and time I could probably come up with search terms to find more examples.

On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.



#2 2012-01-14 15:25:02

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2265

Re: Awful Offal

I couldn’t turn up any other examples.

This slip/pun would make a good name for a band: The Awful of the Earth. I think I may have heard them once or twice.



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