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Chris -- 2015-05-30
The Eggcorn Database , early on, the all-too-common confusion between “faze” and “phase.” “Faze” also gets replaced by “face,” though not with the same frequency. Examples:
: “It wouldn’t take long before Kramer found himself battling through back markers, but it didn’t face him much as he masterfully navigated traffic on the high side.”
: “He heard his name, but it didn’t face him.”
: “I have not talked to my ex for 3 month now and i feel very good about where i am at right now….. i even saw her yesterday and it didn’t face me as much I thought it would have”
The substitution is semantically plausible. When we are fazed, we are daunted/disconcerted/disturbed. Situations that face us also threaten our composure.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
Amazing. That’s a great find. Your explanation is the only plausible one I can think of.
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