"row back" -- eggcorn?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Nov 23 21:45:59 UTC 2010

Another gem from today's MetroBoston (p, 6, col. 3), article on
possible TSA reconsideration of air passenger screening methods:

"Coming amid public and political pressure, Pistole's comments
appeared to row back from a Sunday interview in which he said there
were no plans to scale back procedures that travelers have criticized
as invasive and a violation of privacy rights."

I can only guess that "roll back" was sought for and not found.


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