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Chris -- 2015-05-30
The 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.
: “Damon furred his brow at both shirts.”
: “Rabbi Schwadron was not at all condescending. Instead, he furred his brow in interest. ”
: “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”
: “I stand like this and I’m mad. I fur my brow and I’m confused.”
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.