laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Oct 28 18:09:29 UTC 2005
>On Oct 28, 2005, at 8:58 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>>Not in OED, but probably what most people are thinking :
>>2002 Samuel Brantley _Zero Dark Thirty_ (Central Point, Ore.:
>>Hellgate Press) 47 : Daring-do indeed.
>>About 40,000 raw Googlits.
>now in the eggcorn database, with credit to Jon:
>nice example of a reversion to the original form, which was in fact
>built on the ME version of the verb "dare".
It's a natural reversion except for us stubborn New Yorkers who do
not merge "daring" and "derring".
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