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#1 2014-05-30 15:09:50

David Bird
Eggcornista
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1193

Stick to your gums

Sticking to your guns does not involve literal adherence, although sticking to your gums might. Gums as in tackies, gofasters, runners? Or chewing gum on the sole, maybe. I don’t think it refers to gingival obstinance, though who knows.

Ches did respond well to the antibiotics. He’s still not full strength yet, but I think he’s getting better.
R: you stick to your gums on treatment until he is fully recovered
Lyme disease

I am deeply troubled by all my neologisms and am shamefully aware that they are not perfect. ... I stick to my gums on “electro-note” for email however since most email messages are notes. :^)?
https://plus.google.com/117689417145181 … Fg5ggwqCgz

Fuck the haters, I am sticking to my gums here.
music fan

Shoot me down but I am sticking to my gums because I am true to myself!
dating site

he has consistently apologized for his “poor”, “clumsy” “badly put” wording, but is sticking to his gums that he meant what he said, only not that way.
politics

“She holds the key to the jail,” Pile said. “Any time she wants to comply, I’ll release her.”
But Mrs Ealy is sticking to her gums.
Stubborn divorcee

Although one must be circumspect of anything from newspaperarchive.com, this one is real and not a silicism.

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#2 2014-05-30 20:40:48

DavidTuggy
Eggcornista
From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1780
Website

Re: Stick to your gums

I like it! Stick it at the top of the class!


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#3 2014-06-02 04:01:38

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2153

Re: Stick to your gums

The old story. Stick walks into a bar with gun. She sees gum, is strangely attracted to him. Walks out of the bar with gum.

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#4 2014-06-02 18:03:18

burred
Eggcornista
From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 951

Re: Stick to your gums

Haha, well that was a wonderfully weird post, Kem.

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