Eggcorn: ease dropping

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sun May 17 16:30:19 UTC 2009

On May 17, 2009, at 8:45 AM, Dave Wilton wrote:

> By Daily Kos contributor "Devilstower, 17 May 2009:
> "Anyone ease dropping on their conversations, whether in person or
> in a
> 'raw' documentary, is bound to be subjected to language that sounds
> heartless or prejudiced."
> Google Groups (Usenet) has a couple hundred hits--some are just
> collocations
> of the words, not the eggcorn--going back to 1990:
>, "AMC Update Thursday 10/25," 26 Oct 1990:
> "Swill came running up to the door so he could ease drop--he
> couldn't wait
> to hear what happened."

not in the ecdb, but it's been suggested at least three times by
contributors, in 2005 and 2006.  we have a huge backlog of cases.
this is definitely a good one.


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