"ascribe to"

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sun Jul 9 15:27:17 UTC 2006

On NPR's Weekend Edition today, in  a short piece on a recent book on Poe,
the speaker attributed Poe's lack of success during his lifetime partly to
his  failure to "ascribe to" conventional religious doctrines of the day.
I've heard this often enough that I daresay it's already in the eggcorn
    DIE FOR OIL?    *    *     *     LET GEORGE DO IT!

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