feeble position

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Aug 4 16:51:24 UTC 2009

On Aug 2, 2009, at 11:03 AM, Michael Covarrubias wrote:

> watching an old episode of _coach_ ... i thought i heard
> luther (jerry van dyke) utter the following line:
> "i dropped on my knees, curled up in the feeble position, closed my
> eyes and screamed my head off"
> on repeated viewing it seems i heard him right.
> side note: skateboarders apparently use this to refer to a position of
> the board perched on the edge of a ramp. at least that's what this
> video seems to indicate...

there are also some relevant non-skateboarding examples, with people
curling up into the feeble position and the like.

lovely eggcorn, with "feeble" suggesting helplessness and the like.


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