I’m biting my wordsPosted: September 13, 2014
Precisely. That’s what we all do when we utter malaphors. This one is a mash up of “eating my words” (admission that what you said was wrong) and “biting my tongue” (stop yourself from speaking). The speaker, Kevin Hatfield, was attempting to say eating my words but perhaps felt he bit off more than he could chew. Biting and eating are part of the confusion, both actions by the mouth. “My” is also shared, adding to the mix up. Thanks to Kevin Hatfield for blurting this one out!