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#1 2009-04-20 21:39:07

seldom|seen
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Bad Mitten for Badmitten or Badmidden

I suspect this in just a misinterpretation of the way this word is spelled but how interesting if the user does not know the sport and thinks it may have to do with finding a bad mitten in a pile of good ones…

I don’t have the exact quote, but it was something to the effect that ’ the park was deserted except for a couple people playing bad mitten ‘

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#2 2009-04-21 14:45:07

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Re: Bad Mitten for Badmitten or Badmidden

“Bad mitten” gets a mention in Kem’s post from last month on “shufflecock”: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … 9407#p9407

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#3 2009-04-21 17:25:55

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Re: Bad Mitten for Badmitten or Badmidden

http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … hp?id=2326 is another “bad mitten” post, started by iskndarbey.
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Also mentioned there, by jorkel, is “bat mitten”, which is a pretty good eggcorn for me. A racket (racquet) is very much like a bat in its function, and as jorkel pointed out, a racket is mitten-like in its way: if you want to make a bat into a racket, put a mitten on the end of it. That fact that the badminton birdie shuttles a lot slower and hits a lot softer than, say, a racquetball or squash or tennis ball, somehow fits in with the mittenishness for me.
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A bad midden sounds like a pretty gross place to end up.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2009-04-21 17:29:10)


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#4 2017-10-31 11:24:33

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Re: Bad Mitten for Badmitten or Badmidden

Another variant out there (I just ran across it) is bat mitton , or batmitton . Less likely to have a mitten in it, but reinforces the idea of a bat. fwiw.


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