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Classification: English – questionable

Heard on CNN by one of the young women announcers. Heard today (Aug 3, 2005), but have heard it in the past. She probably intends to say “bandied about”, and is mixing the word “bandy” with “banter”.

[Marked “questionable” while waiting for other instances beyond a possible one-time production error. CW.]

| link | entered by durk183, 2005/08/04 |


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    Commentary by Derek Wyckoff , 2006/08/09 at 10:52 pm

    I’m surprised no one has yet mentioned a similar confusion with “batted about.” I’ve heard this in the wild, but don’t have any documentation for it. I’ll keep my ears open.

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