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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2010-05-12 21:23:43

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2390

summon it up << sum it up

That pretty much summons up the things we’ve done so far.

That about summons it up in one line. I enjoyed the character development and plot.

To summon it up we can say that civil disobedience is distinguished by a non-violent resistance to unfair laws

Recorded in both spoken and written forms.
This one makes sense to me: when one sums up one typically does so by giving a précis, which (if done well) evokes (“summons up”) the essence of what is being summarized. The independent existence of summon up means that many cases can be correctly interpreted either way, but I think you all will probably agree that in the cases cited above (and there are many more) “sum it up” would be the more expected form.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2010-05-13 18:39:18)

*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 .)



#2 2010-05-13 22:04:20

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2725

Re: summon it up << sum it up

The round tripper (sum up << summon up) was discussed in 2007: … hp?id=2060

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



#3 2010-05-14 00:00:27

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1644

Re: summon it up << sum it up

Eggcornquistadors. Magnificent.



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