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#1 2013-04-13 10:34:09

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2265

fur/furr << furrow one's brow

The Eggcorn Database has “furl one’s brow” for “furrow one’s brow.” Writers and speakers also have a tendency to change “furrow” into “fur.” It makes some sense: to create the vertical ridges between one’s eyebrows that signal worry/puzzlement/intense concern, the eyebrows have to be drawn together, displaying, especially in the more bushy browed, a face-wide strip of fur.

Web fiction: “Damon furred his brow at both shirts.”

Blog entry: “Rabbi Schwadron was not at all condescending. Instead, he furred his brow in interest. ”

Nuther blog: “So, we sat down, me smirking with anticipation, and he says as he furred his brow and tapped all five fingers on the table for emphasis”

Shanghai arts site: “I stand like this and I’m mad. I fur my brow and I’m confused.”



#2 2013-04-13 10:49:17

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1307

Re: fur/furr << furrow one's brow

Ahaha! This one made my eyebrowse stand on end.



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