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#1 2008-11-20 01:14:12

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
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"ends and outs" for "ins and outs"

“ends” for “ins” has been mentioned on this site, but in the context of the phrase “from here on in (end)”, not in the context of “ins (ends) and outs”, as in this sentence I just encountered on an email chatlist: “I do not know all the ends and outs of being a beader/jewelry maker.”

It seems like an eggcorn to me. I think the meaning is just barely there, enough to call it an eggcorn, because knowing all the ends could mean something like knowing all the loose ends, which is similar to knowing all the details of something.

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#2 2008-11-20 09:08:28

DavidTuggy
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Re: "ends and outs" for "ins and outs"

Works for me. Eggcorn, I say!


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#3 2018-12-15 20:27:30

DavidTuggy
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Re: "ends and outs" for "ins and outs"

Knowing the end(s) from the beginning(s) (= ins ?), and ends in the sense of “purposes”, may be relevant as well.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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