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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-05-29 21:09:42

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'...ware' for '...wear'

This is a small family of eggcorns in which an article or kind of clothing- something you wear- gets reanalyzed as an article of commerce, a ware. Two examples are ‘outerware’ for ‘outerwear’ and ‘underware’ for ‘underwear.’ They’re both very common, although, as you might expect, the collective attention of the internet is especially focussed on underwear. Examples:

Open Houses: Forget Food, Bring Protective Outerware … erware.php

Additional information on Hind MicroLight Pant – Mens Outerware or other products. … _Outerware

Clothing & Accessories, Dr. Marten Shoes, outerware, Etc.

Long Sleeve T’s · Outerware & Hats · Shorts & Pants · Sports & Recreation …

I just wanted to know where you girls stand on the subject of mens underware …

Bridal Lounge: underware question
Do I need to wear white underware under my dress?

These folks are running around in underware, but it might not be their own.



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