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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2018-11-04 10:42:10

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1616

Circus Olé!

The original Cirque du Soleil now has troupes performing in three cities in the US and one in Mexico. Not everyone is going to catch the name properly. A homophonious recasting is as the Circus Ole. Like the enouragement offered to gymnasts and matadors. The first hit is a first-person confession.

When I was in high school, we watched several different Cirque Du Soleil performances in my French class…I learned very little French in high school. Every time our teacher played the video I heard him say, “Today we are going to watch Circus Ole!” Consequently, this is what I called this incredible show for years. Made sense to me…
You can imagine my surprise, and humiliation, when I first met Fiancé and he corrected my pronouncement.

Circus Ole – Zumanity (Good show, seats, NY,NY)?????
A good friend of ours said that Zumanity was their favorite show in Vegas. We are a young married couple (25) and I just wanted to get some feedback regarding the show!
Trip advice

phil baroni Retweeted Brian The Guppie
This is like the real poor mans version of Circus Ole or the male cheer leaders going at it on homecoming
The Young Bucks
Replying to @philbaroni
I love Circus Ole.



#2 2018-11-04 17:02:07

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2295

Re: Circus Olé!

he corrected my pronouncement.


*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 .)



#3 2018-11-29 23:24:03

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2689

Re: Circus Olé!

Love it! Subverting French with Spanish.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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