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Chris -- 2015-05-30
People who have to bear the brunt of something may well find themselves grunting under the strain. “Bear the grunt of” has about 970 raw hits, but only about 70 unique ones. Searching for variants with “bears/bearing/bore/borne” would obviously augment the numbers. Examples:
Oftentimes, it is the hard-working blue collar families who bear the grunt of the profit motive.
http://media.www.bcheights.com/media/st … 9940.shtml
The ground maneuvers of the Armored Corps, more specifically its tanks, bear the grunt of the responsibility.
http://dover.idf.il/NR/exeres/7EB15157- … 6DD52C.htm
You might say that they’ve staked out the mid-market with yeoman products that can bear the grunt of everyday commuting.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/neck-war … warmer.htm
Educational institutions should be prepared to bear the grunt of financing and support information technologies and networks.
Another near-perfect eggcorn. Lovely.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.