a working progress

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Sun May 14 14:03:08 UTC 2006

Even further off, but rarer, is "working process." Googling for "it's
a working process" turns up some clear-cut examples where "work in
progress" was meant, although "work in process" is apparently a
legitimate synonym for "work in progress" for many people.

Grant Barrett
gbarrett at worldnewyork.org

On May 14, 2006, at 09:37, Stephen Goranson wrote:

> Before today, I don't recall reading anything described as "a working
> progress"
> rather than a "work in progress." I was surprised to see about
> 18,400 google
> hits, though that's small compared to the 16 million with the
> latter spelling.
> An eggcorn?
> Stephen Goranson
> http://www.duke.edu/~goranson
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