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#1 2005-12-15 00:22:34

Registered: 2005-12-15
Posts: 1

"Heartworming" for "Heartwarming"

On a whim today I googled “a heartworming tale” (and later, similar) and was only mildly surprised to find a number of hits that appear to be in earnest, eg:

“A heartworming tale of a country boy and two dogs.” from a comment about a movie version of Where the Red Fern Grows.

“Altogether, this is a heartworming story that any fantasy fan will not want to miss.” from a student’s review of Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

“He endeavors to make it a heartworming and meaningful experience.” from a Rabbi’s page about circumcision.

I expect this is influenced by another phrase.



#2 2005-12-15 00:38:28


Re: "Heartworming" for "Heartwarming"

Brilliant, I must say. Yet another example of how people neither hear nor read what they are saying!


#3 2005-12-15 02:02:33

Registered: 2005-12-02
Posts: 2

Re: "Heartworming" for "Heartwarming"

“A heartworming tale of a country boy and two dogs” could possibly be a pun, considering that “heartworms” are a common canine affliction.



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