[Ads-l] "get under my goat"

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Fri Apr 3 21:36:50 EDT 2020


Thanks. I’ve been collecting examples like this for some time.
In linguistics they’re called syntactic blends. Once I went for
 a medical checkup, and the nurse told me “Put this thermometer 
under your mouth.” The blend of course was “...in your mouth” 
and “...under your tongue.”

Gerald Cohen

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> "Get my goat" + "get under my skin" = hilarious mental image.
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