highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Apr 16 14:46:21 UTC 2002
Oops, sorry, folks. I meant for this to be an off-list message.
On 4/16/02 10:43 AM, "Bob Haas" <highbob at MINDSPRING.COM> wrote:
> I'm thinking Jan might be guilty of some of these. Before I knew better, I
> thought it was "kitten caboodle."
> On 4/16/02 9:09 AM, "Benjamin Fortson" <fortson at FAS.HARVARD.EDU> wrote:
>> 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
>>> Ph.: (740) 593-4568 Fax: (740) 593-2967
> Bob Haas
> Department of English
> High Point University
> "Wherever you go, there you are."
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