[Ads-l] Well, that's unexpected.

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 15 15:47:27 UTC 2015


How about an eggcorn of "defuse."


On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 11:17 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Perhaps she was thinning it out, rather than spreading it around.
> On Mar 14, 2015 6:23 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > Daily Kos headline:
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> > "Joan Baez _diffuses_ right-wing protest at Idaho concert"
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> > Isn't she a left-over lefty from the '60's?
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