[Ads-l] distain/disdain eggcorn

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 25 16:17:32 UTC 2016

The AP sent out a political article that was picked up around the country today that twice uses “distain” for “disdain”, a mixup not in the Eggcorn Database.

"Questions Only the Iowa Caucuses Can Answer”
25 January 2016
http://bit.ly/20oYUMu <http://bit.ly/20oYUMu>

Many professional Republicans distain Trump and worry about his long-term effect on the party's ability to win over general election voters.

But Republicans who dislike Trump as much as they distain Cruz - and many find both unacceptable - now wish for a Trump victory in Iowa.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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