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#1 2012-09-01 00:25:54

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 779

"decimate" for "disseminate"

I just encountered this one yesterday: “The Board needs to re-think and review information that they are receiving and decimate it accurately to the donating public…” It doesn’t smell like an actual eggcorn to me. More like just a sloppy substitution.

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#2 2012-10-22 21:21:52

buzhwa
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From: southeast Michigan, USA
Registered: 2007-01-05
Posts: 20

Re: "decimate" for "disseminate"

Wonder if it was an MS Word spellcheck error.

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