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#1 2020-02-07 07:58:32

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
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Taken in by the dance

A light idiom blend in the morning coffee. Not an eggcorn at all, but an idiom blend that had me do a double take.

Grau and Klopfer are not a romantic couple, just two friends who identify as queer who say they decided to apply because they were taken in by what Grau called “the perfect dance.”
https://links.lists.cbc.ca/v/443/6bfb64 … 94ea285081

The story is about an LGBTQ pair who will participate in Vienna’s Opera Ball this month. From the text they appear to be clear-eyed, taken with and drawn to the dance, and have allowed themselves to be drawn in by it. On the other hand, they’ve finally been accepted, so they will be taken in.

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#2 2020-02-07 15:29:02

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
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Re: Taken in by the dance

As my brother said after he was cheated in a Mexican bus station: I was a pilgrim and a stranger, and they took me in.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2020-02-07 15:30:11)


*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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