[Ads-l] Don't make English official, ban it instead

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 22 22:58:30 UTC 2015


On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 4:51 PM, W Brewer wrote:
>
>      When I did the Ban Roll-on Deodorant bit some time ago, RE: banning
> English words, I thought I was being uproariously clever. The phrase "Let's
> ban together!" was repeated in the commercial until I unaccountably started
> sweating.
>      Now I check and see internet discussion of <ban together> meaning
> 'band together' gets lots of prescriptivist dander up, Head & Shoulders
> above expectation.

Also in the Eggcorn Database:

http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/424/ban/

--bgz

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