The Demi-Entendre Site

And now, a quick plug for David Black’s collection of demi-entendres:

A demi-entendre is an expression or phrase that comes from accidentally combining two common expressions…
For example, when you combine
Give us something to hang our hats on.
with
Give us something to sink our teeth into.
you get
“Give us something to hang our teeth on.” (Atlanta advertising agency director Selena Smith, as quoted in the New York Times).

Posted January 13th, 2009 in Humor.

One comment:

  1. Annie:

    Yeah! Lyle wrote something in English! I got it!

    Hope you are doin well. :-)