fortson at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Tue Apr 16 13:09:52 UTC 2002
Here's another to add to the list: a secretary that I heard wrote "trance
and dental" for "transcendental".
> >"hand and glove" > "hand in glove"
> >"clean shavin"
> >"puss in/and boots"
> >"foot in mouth disease" (not always jocularly intended)
> >"kitten caboodle"
> >"black and red fish"
> >"tongue and cheek"
> >"(at one's) beckon call"
> >"tender lovin'/love and care"
> >"Chip and Dale furniture" (I know, something else going on here)
> >and now
> >"in this day in age"
> A great collection! Reminds me of my cat, Puss in Boots (named after the
> folktale/fairy tale), who was recorded by the vet's secretary as Puss and
> Boots (as per the cat food). I think there's also a cat food called Kitten
> Kaboodle, isn't there?
> Beverly Olson Flanigan Department of Linguistics
> Ohio University Athens, OH 45701
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