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#1 2013-08-27 09:05:11

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1959

bias matter

Along the lines of cosmos, ethos, pathos, kudos and soforth and soon:

It may have been an accidental omission of a letter, but the following was in an on-line news story this morning.

Words matter. Media bias matter. It is worth drawing attention to it

The antecedent of the final “it” is probably “bias”, which makes the notion that the person was thinking of a plural doubtful. Still:

I’d like to end this PMA with a thought that tools are never bias, bias are the decison makers.

And I am sure there are more of them out there.

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



#2 2015-04-30 16:59:30

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1468

Re: bias matter

Exam season is upon me, with a new spring crop of eggcorns – all in French, unfortunately. I did come across someone describing a biai, which is the French equivalent of a bia. The following could easily be simple typo (the generic mass name for words with dropped esses), but I’m betting on their singularity based on my student’s spelling.

why does FSN have suuch a bia against the sun belt
football forum

if you eat meat of any kind and try to put forward a bia against the seal hunt you’re nothing more then a hypocrite

Your blog shows a bia against the United States.
travel blog



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