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#1 2013-03-20 22:25:48

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 945

All burn hair

I’n not too sure about the semantics of this one so I’ll slip it in here. All-burn hair might be making reference to its faded red colour, as in it used to be flaming red, but now it’s just all-burn.

The second boy, with all-burn hair and hazel eyes [...] The boy with all-burn hair stopped twirling the straw
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I’m the only one in my mom’s family that has his red all-burn hair [...] My mother dyes her hair red all-burn
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Thrisha had long beautiful brunette locks of all burn hair.
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About Me: im 5’6 allburn hair green eyes
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my hair was allburn until some unprofesional hair styles messed up my highlights ang gave me Beer blood and allburn hair
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(Beer blonde? Beef blood?)

The etymology of auburn is interesting in itself. The word originally referred to L. alburnus, “off-white”, as in albus, “white”. It fell under the influence of M.E. brun, “brown”, to end up referring to reddish-brown.

Note also that allburn is to auburn as allsome is to awesome.

Edit: That etymological eggcornical quirk is still operating.

With my aubrown hair braided in sunlightI,my starry eye’s that looked like well the stars,my skinny fingers,my white gown that sparkled.
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#2 2013-03-21 03:28:05

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
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Re: All burn hair

Looks eggcornish to me. But the lexical mind can be as inscrutable as the heart.

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