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#1 2019-09-07 10:05:01

DavidTuggy
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Little Red Robbing Hood

At breakfast today our granddaughter Kelly had just drunk a good café con leche, and was speaking too fast to be readily understood. Our daughter (Heidi) laughed and said she sounded like Twitchy. Since my wife and I are woefully ignorant of such culturally important matters, she had to explain to us that Twitchy is a character from a movie, which she described as a whodunit cartoon that is a take-off on “Little Red Robbing Hood”, and that Twitchy is a squirrel who talks too fast, especially when he drinks coffee.
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Heidi confirmed that she had mixed up on her mind and/or tongue Little Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood , and the notion of robbing coming from the crime scene scenario. The idea of hoodlums , like as not hoodlums robbing in the _’hood_ , was likely there as well, I figure, and she agrees it seems likely.
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It wasn’t till later that I realized that the movie is, appropriately enough, entitled Hoodwinked .
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A lot of these connections were probably intentional, pun-like, for the writers of the movie script. It was inadvertent for Heidi, and eggcorn-like in that way, though it is not standard for her, as a good eggcorn should be.
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It obviously incorporates Robbing Hood but is an independent attestation of it rather than derived from it, I am sure.


*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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