Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Oct 28 18:25:51 UTC 2005

Hear, hear !


Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
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Sender: American Dialect Society
Poster: Laurence Horn
Subject: Re: daring-do

>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:
> http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/650/daring-do/
>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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