[Ads-l] "get under my goat"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Apr 4 10:52:18 EDT 2020


...and here all along I'd been thinking "goat's milk yoga" was a typo or
transcription error.

On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 9:14 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
> >
> > Sent from my iPad
> >
> > > On Apr 3, 2020, at 5:29 PM, Nancy Friedman <wordworking at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > ---------------------- Information from the mail header
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> > > Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> > > Poster:       Nancy Friedman <wordworking at GMAIL.COM>
> > > Subject:      "get under my goat"
> > >
> >
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> > >
> > > "Get my goat" + "get under my skin" = hilarious mental image.
> > >
> > > https://twitter.com/DavidAstinWalsh/status/1246173705316831235?s=20
> > >
> > >
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