[Ads-l] Phrase: baring the blunt - does not refer to naked marijuana smokers

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Mar 24 03:22:26 UTC 2016

Lots more hits for "bearing the blunt", only a couple of which are puns, e.g.

Marijuana And Racism: Bearing The Blunt Of The Problem.
(and one relating to Emily Blunt)

But most to them, some going back to the WWI era, seem to be straightforward eggcorns for "bearing the brunt".  


> On Mar 23, 2016, at 10:46 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Some raw matches on Google:
> Come to Her - Creepypasta Wiki - Wikia
> creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Come_to_Her
> 2 posts
> The woods were not safe, but the eerie emptiness was infinitely better
> than baring the blunt of her father's drunken wrath back home. She
> could stay here for a ...
> Backstage heat on Randy Orton for working a "crowd killing style ...
> forum.bodybuilding.com › ... › Misc. › WWE Wrestling Forum
> Jul 30, 2014 - As the veteran, Randy is more than likely calling most,
> if not all, the match, therefore I can see him baring the blunt of
> things if matches are bad.
> May « 2012 « Alpha Dad
> alphadad.com/2012/05/
> I know we live next to ground zero but for the love of god, do we
> really have to keep baring the blunt of all the potential terrorist
> attacks? I mean, hasn't the whole . . .
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