[Ads-l] "get under my goat"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 4 09:13:54 EDT 2020


But maybe not a blend at all . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvj6voiH5S0

JL

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 9:36 PM Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at mst.edu> wrote:

> 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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> > On Apr 3, 2020, at 5:29 PM, Nancy Friedman <wordworking at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> > "Get my goat" + "get under my skin" = hilarious mental image.
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