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#209634 - 02/19/13 11:07 AM Re: State of Crime [Re: jenny jenny]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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MALACOPISM
a cop on the 'take'.
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#209656 - 02/20/13 02:21 AM Re: State of Crime [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Freudian slip
PRONUNCIATION:(FROI-dee-uhn slip)
MEANING: noun: An error that reveals someone's subconscious mind.
For example, "I wish you were her" instead of "I wish you were here."
ETYMOLOGY: After Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, who proposed the idea that errors in speech, writing, etc. reveal what is in one's subconscious mind. Earliest use: 1959.
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FREDIAN SLIP: a silk slip often worn between scenes by the actor who played "Freddy" in the play My Fair Lady.

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#209661 - 02/20/13 08:17 AM Re: State of Crime [Re: jenny jenny]
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FREDIAN SLIP: a silk slip often worn between scenes by the actor who played "Freddy" in the play My Fair Lady.

Fredian Lip - the way that Fred Flintstone's mouth is drawn in the cartoons.
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#209678 - 02/21/13 06:10 AM Revealing your unaware [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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FREUDIAN SLAP: Typical response to Freudian slip.


Edited by Tromboniator (02/21/13 06:12 AM)

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#209688 - 02/21/13 10:05 AM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: Tromboniator]
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A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg :eggcorn
PRONUNCIATION: (EG-korn)
MEANING:
noun: An erroneous alteration of a word or phrase, by replacing an original word with a similar sounding word, such that the new word or phrase also makes a kind of sense.
For example: "ex-patriot" instead of "expatriate" and "mating name" instead of "maiden name".
ETYMOLOGY: Coined by linguist Geoffrey Pullum (b. 1945) in 2003. From the substitution of the word acorn with eggcorn. Earliest documented use as a name for this phenomenon is from 2003, though the term eggcorn has been found going back as far as 1844, as "egg corn bread" for "acorn bread".
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G to A

e.g. acorn - a definition of eggcorn.

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#209694 - 02/21/13 12:35 PM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: jenny jenny]
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eggdorn
Put large quantities of gold braid on your uniform.
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#209701 - 02/21/13 08:06 PM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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ergcorn: amount of work required to make one tortilla.

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#209712 - 02/22/13 10:00 AM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: Tromboniator]
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mondegreen PRONUNCIATION: (MON-di-green)
MEANING: noun: A word or phrase resulting from mishearing a word or phrase, especially in song lyrics. For example:
"The girl with colitis goes by" for "The girl with kaleidoscope eyes" in the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds".
ETYMOLOGY: Coined by author Sylvia Wright when she misinterpreted the line "laid him on the green" as "Lady Mondegreen" in the Scottish ballad "The Bonny Earl of Murray".
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MOLDEGREENS - collard greens past their prime.

Anyone remember Bob Cain and the Canebreakers greatest and onliest hit? No? Good, I'll sing it here to the tune of the hymn "Just a closer Walk with Thee".

Just a bowl of butterbeans,
Pass the cornbread if you please
I don't want no collard greens
All I want is a bowl of butterbeans







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#209716 - 02/22/13 11:40 AM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: jenny jenny]
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MOLDEPREENSwhat birds do after a bath.
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#209721 - 02/22/13 03:46 PM Re: Revealing your unaware [Re: LukeJavan8]
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PONDEGREEN - algae bloom
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