"drop by"-- was: Re: "meant to have"

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at UMR.EDU
Sun Sep 24 15:11:51 UTC 2006

"Drop by" may be a blend---from "stop by" (the house; followed by an invitation to come in) + "drop in" (Santa Claus style?)
Gerald Cohen

Original message:
Yes, bad Brits! But then we're meant to be a bit eccentric, ^aren't we.

And in our favo(u)r we don't say "drop by" - how exactly can you drop by?

David Sutcliffe

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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