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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2011-06-16 21:21:18

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

"tear ducks" for "tear ducts"

“Tearduk” in David’s last citation in the “Staff infection” thread made me think of “tear ducks.” We’ve had plenty of postings on duct>>duck, but I don’t think this particular misspelling has gotten a mention. Lots of hits. I can’t convince myself of its eggcornicity, but for me at least the watery associations of “ducks” make it entertaining.

So if you like being a victim, please don’t contact me, my tear ducks are dry for YOU! … -springs,0

She also has very watery eyes, don’t know if that is just allergies or if her tear ducks are clogged? … -pees.html

My face gets so bad my eyes swell; even my tear ducks are swollen. … m?id=31830

Last edited by patschwieterman (2011-06-17 13:57:04)



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