short » shore
Spotted in the wild:
- Chalk and erasers are in shore supply. (U Mississippi, "Improving College Teaching")
- This incident took place in early 1974, when TOW components were in shore supply. (ehistory.com)
- Leasing allows for the preservation of bank lines of credit, which can be kept unencumbered for shore term borrowing. (AC Capital Leasing)
- Medicare only provides shore-term benefits (a maximum of 100 days) for skilled care in a nursing home, following a three-day hospital stay. (New Life Styles Online)
- No matter what one thinks of the merits of the recall initiative, its shore-term implications for the California economy are negative because it adds additional uncertainty and instability to a political environment that is already chaotic. (California Healthcare Institute)
Analyzed or reported by:
- Ken Lakritz (on this site)
As Ken Lakritz noted in his commentary, this eggcorn is rather puzzling. Maybe there is an influence of _shore up_. What is going on here?
The 500-600 GHits for _shore-term_ must be compared to the over 32 million for the original _short-term_. I can’t find anything unambiguous for _shore-tempered_, _shore-changed_ or _shore-lived_, and _in shore supply_ is rare.