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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2012-11-25 02:51:47

Registered: 2007-12-26
Posts: 95


“Disbanned” seems to have two meanings.

One is a usage is where some of us might use the word “disbanded,” such as:

White House petition: “Disban the Humane Society of The United States on the basis of fraud and racketeering .”

Opinion: “Living proof the U.N. should be disbanned”

Question: “Is it true the Marine Corps is disbanning the Military Police Officer MOS?”

But another usage is as an antonym for “ban”:

Forum admin request: “Please disban me”

Forum admin request: “I want to be disbanned please”



#2 2012-11-25 16:23:27

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2589

Re: Disbanned

Seems like “disbanned” for “disband” is just a slip—the presumed meaning of disban, to reinstate, would be at odds with “disband.”

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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