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Chris -- 2018-04-11
I just discovered this one in an online conversation with a friend. He’s looking for a job and said that even if he couldn’t find the kind of job he wants (in broadcasting) he “would settle for some sort of pee on job.” I think a peon usually endures a certain lack of respect, as does a person someone would pee on, so my friend’s error actually makes sense.
Welcome to the eggcorn website, Damian…
The eggcorn you mention was discussed here previously…
‘pee on’ for ‘peon’ by czoller Contribute! 1 2007-07-16 16:26:14 by booboo
Just saw this in a motorcycle group, where someone said he wouldn’t join an outlaw club because he refuses to be a pee on for people. Yes. It makes sense … if you’ve never see the word “peon” in print. “I won’t be a pee on and I’m damned if I’ll be a sissy and read books either!”