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#1 2008-02-14 02:29:39

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

"bear the grunt of" for "bear the brunt of"

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. … 9940.shtml

The ground maneuvers of the Armored Corps, more specifically its tanks, bear the grunt of the responsibility. … 6DD52C.htm

You might say that they’ve staked out the mid-market with yeoman products that can bear the grunt of everyday commuting. … warmer.htm

Educational institutions should be prepared to bear the grunt of financing and support information technologies and networks.



#2 2008-02-14 22:01:19

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2653

Re: "bear the grunt of" for "bear the brunt of"

Another near-perfect eggcorn. Lovely.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



#3 2008-02-16 15:33:42

From: Austin, Tx
Registered: 2007-04-01
Posts: 179

Re: "bear the grunt of" for "bear the brunt of"


And if a bear was doing the grunting, imagine the burden under which it was straining.



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