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#1 2006-10-21 17:56:11

patschwieterman
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From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
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"Aiding and abedding terrorists"

Over 2000 hits. Seems like a misspelling driven by Americans’ voicing of intervocalic “t,” rather than an eggcorn – so it goes down here.

This one is all over the political blogs. “Abedding” terrorists might at first blush seem like a way of aiding them. On the other hand, a terrorist with a really busy social life might not be able to perpetrate as much terror. Examples:

The War on Terror has not only dwarfed the War on Drugs, it’s kind of sort of aiding and abedding the drug “bad guys”.
http://nmallory.exit-23.net/tag/Taliban

but it seems the press is above getting charged with treason for aiding and abedding the terrorists by giving them tips like—change your phone quick they are listening…
http://blogswarm.blogdrive.com/archive/853.html

Germany, France and Russia are now brow beating both Syria and Iran, instead of aiding and abedding.
http://www.mydd.com/story/2006/2/27/18267/8374

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#2 2006-12-07 15:48:03

fishbait1
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From: Cambridge MA
Registered: 2006-09-13
Posts: 54
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Re: "Aiding and abedding terrorists"

Well, when you lie down with terrorists, you get up with fleas . . .

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