"ascribe to"

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Sun Jul 9 16:14:31 UTC 2006

On Jul 9, 2006, at 8:27 AM, Alison Murie wrote:

> 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
> base.

but no.  something else for me to save up for a less busy time...


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