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#1 2013-09-18 09:24:13

Registered: 2008-07-01
Posts: 2

"xeriscape" vs "zeroscape"

I saw this one this morning on Grammar Girl; what do you think? Xeriscapes are landscapes that require little moisture, hence little (or no) maintenance, which leads people to replace “xeri” with “zero.” … -xeriscape



#2 2013-09-18 12:21:47

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2601

Re: "xeriscape" vs "zeroscape"

It’s a good one. We discussed it here in 2008. Also mentioned in 2006.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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