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#1 2005-12-25 11:03:08

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'seated' for 'seeded'

To be seeded into a tournament in, say, tennis or golf, is to be offered a place in a late round of the tournament based on one’s reputation or prior results; seeded players get to skip the preliminary or qualifying rounds. To be seated at a restaurant is also to be offered a place. The substitution seems fairly common. Examples:

The top seated team(s) will then advance to a single elimination tournament to
decide the overall league champions. … /index.asp

She will be top seated player, followed by Kim Clijsters.

2004 1st Place PKC State Champions in Kata, Kumite, Self Defense & Weapons will
be seated into the second round of competition.

Liberty is seated first in the tournament and will face the winner of the
Pittsburgh/North Carolina State game at the Airport Ice Arena in Pittsburgh…



#2 2005-12-27 12:09:09

Brenda M. Shaw
Registered: 2005-12-09
Posts: 15

Re: 'seated' for 'seeded'

Going the other way, we have “deep-seated” turning into “deep-seeded”. This could be an eggcorn because something “deep-seeded” could be interpreted as having “deep roots”.

Right: “I’ve developed a deep-seated fear that I’m somehow incapable of doing any other job.” (From … .asp?t=355 )

Wrong: “Having a deep-seeded fear of all winged creatures, I refused to go into the exhibit.” (From )



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