I will say this, that I would have liked the right to choose if I wanted people to know about the whole colonel thing. I will resist the temptation to spill one of yours that comes to mind that is more embarassing than "fell swoop" (although still probably not as embarassing as colonel...) :)Anyway, bringing that up would only serve to make a moo point. :) (I'm not a fan of Friends but I saw the clip once where Joey talked about a "moo point" and have always remembered it as a perfect example of this type of embarassing thing... :)
Ah, I love the "'kernel' with his wee beady eyes..."My mom is like the queen of this kind of thing. I've inherited a few from her.And don't feel too bad, I think it was only a couple years ago that I finally realized it was "fell" and not "foul."
Well, I get teased all the time for pronouncing "bag" like "beg", but that's how everyone says it in Montana, and I didn't even know I was saying it any differently until I moved down here and said, "Weg-a-Beg" for "Wag-a-Bag" and the friend I was with bust a seam laughing at me. Is it "busted a seam?" Maybe that's one I do. I also got made fun of for saying "pop" instead of "soda" when I lived in Florida. I see stuff like this on Craigslist all the time though. Like when people advertise a "chester drawer" instead of a "chest of drawers", or they say "rod iron" instead of "wrought iron".
Don't feel bad, the word fell in this case has gone out of use in English (except in Shakespeare). In modern English people often make the substitution that you did. See here. http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-fel1.htm
So how do you say cacauphony sp? do you say it like can or like cup (the first ca). Its this huge debate in my family.
Fell swoop. hehe. That was a good one. :) I one time said to Mike, "I'm like a hawk, honing in on it's prey," instead of homing. Which apparently is hiLARious. Now Mike uses it against me all the time. I, to this day, have to stop and think about it before I use that phrase. I also have to stop and think (carefully) before I use prostrate and prostate interchangeably. So, even we English majors have our own issues. :)
Oh, plus also, Mike has said that he wants to blog the broken nose story himself (something about wanting to get the story straight without all of my exaggerations, or something like that). So, if you don't see it in a day or two, drop a subtle hint in our comments, will ya? :)
I was singing along with a song once and my husband said, "what did you say?" after a certain line I had sung and he busted up laughing when I repeated it to him because apparently I had been singing it wrong all my life. I can't remember the name of the song but the first line is something like "I felt the rain down in Africa..." anyway... there's a line that I always sang "there's nothing that a hundred men on mars could ever do" and John informed me it's "there's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do." I don't know... a hundred men on mars sounded pretty impossible to me so it kind of made sense...
I thought it was "fail swoop." I guess I learned something new today.In high school I was on a date and I said, "There's the cathedral." (Pronounced cath-eh-drawl) Then I quickly corrected myself and said "ca-thee-drowl." How embarassing!
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