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#1 2008-10-25 17:07:46

Peter Forster
Eggcornista
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 827

'maul' for 'mull'

Even if I wanted to, with my dialect I could hardly criticise the way others mouth their Englishes. That said, when I heard someone talk about “mauling things over” I briefly yearned for the speech- certitudes of my early childhood. Then I remembered I was an eggcorn hunter and all was well again.
I must admit I’ve never really separated two of the senses of ‘mull’ and when sitting back and having a deliberate ruminate, a warming glass is never far from my hand. Anyway, rather than the gentle pondering of the original, there seems to be a more urgent and vigorous re-examination in the possibly eggcornish alternative…

... i think about things to fucking much. i maul things over until their limp and lifeless, and just when i think i’ve laid something to rest, ...
oneuniquemonique.blogspot.com/2008/05/arbitrary-yet-essential-my-life-is- one.html

Maybe eventually, when she had mauled things over a bit more. Besides, Charlie was having a bad week as well, she could only imagine this would piss him off …
asylums.insanejournal.com/halcyon_houses/21867.html – 64k –

Guys need to MAUL things over before they can answer or react – so do not expect a quick reply or solution from your husband, give him time and it will come …
forums.psychcentral.com/archive/index.php/t-20672.html – 7k

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#2 2008-10-25 23:12:19

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2116

Re: 'maul' for 'mull'

Good eggcorn.

I prefer to mull things over while sipping a glass of mauled wine. (20 ughits). In the coming depression I may have to give up visits to the wine store and switch to malled wine (8 ughits). For the really perverse tastes there is always mold wine (earlier thread at http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … hp?id=2313).

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#3 2012-08-27 22:20:00

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 937

Re: 'maul' for 'mull'

Work it test it, try things, analyze it, mole it over, try EVERYTHING.
https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php … 1&start=15

Let them mole it over a bit Serenity thought.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7776772/9/Never_Again

ok ill mole it over.is that the best price you can do?
http://www.uship.com/shipment/concessio … 886644297/

Give yourself the time to mole it over and consider all your options.
Plastic surgery counselor

Work it, test it, mole it over, go underground and tunnel your way through it all..

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#4 2012-08-27 22:40:49

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 937

Re: 'maul' for 'mull'

Moles are not the only beasts to grind away and work things over.

Both of us were taking some time to mule it over.
Baby name choice

Delia was certain he would choose her as unworthy, especially if he didn’t have the time to mule it over.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4947682/18/ … _the_Ashes

You take one little spark, some sort of inspiration, and ask yourself “what if?” You expand that little fragment and mule it over until it becomes a full-fledged story.
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index … 011AACWfgF

She told me that everything I was saying was true, but she hadn’t come to terms with it yet and needed to mule it over.
www.erowid.org/experiences/exp.php?ID=87422

There were 21 ughits for mule it over, 28 for “mole it over”.

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#5 2012-08-28 18:07:41

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1171

Re: 'maul' for 'mull'

As I muddle it over, I worry. As I ponder, I get uptight.
http://notsorandomstuff.blogspot.ca/201 … s-and.html

I’ll muddle it over in my mind for a couple more days and then decide.
http://jomurphey.blogspot.ca/2012/04/wh … o-its.html

I tend toward just inner reflection….Give it some thought, muddle it over, and then let it pass….
http://forums.officer.com/t50782/

Sometimes it helps if you just confuse it over in your mind.

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#6 2012-09-06 21:15:33

fpberger
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Registered: 2006-08-16
Posts: 130

Re: 'maul' for 'mull'

Ah—I read “muddle” like what you do to fruit before pouring rum over it in my favorite cocktails.

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#7 2012-09-06 21:22:48

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 937

Re: 'maul' for 'mull'

Mmm! Muddling things over your way can be a healthy, vitamin-rich strategy (including good ol’ vitamin EtOH) when faced with stressful situations.

Muddling things also makes sense as a kind of blend with “muddle through somehow.”

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