[Ads-l] Facebook comment

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 5 16:58:40 UTC 2014


This also suggests that the writer may have learned the idiom in the
present tense, in speech:

> XXX /berz/ no resemblance to the truth.
>

Or, of course, in writing, with the misspelling already in place:

> XXX bares no resemblance to the truth.
>

Mark

On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 4:18 AM, David Daniel <david at coarsecourses.com>
wrote:

> Sounds like possible eggcorn time, no? The story laid bare no truth. The
> story revealed no truth. The story exposed no truth. Like that.
> DAD
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> "Scarborough's version of the story _bared_ no resemblance to the truth."
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