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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-11-11 21:52:08

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'east of use' for 'ease of use'

I’m unclear as to the semantic reinterpretation here, but the substitution is both too simple and too common (300+ ghits) to be merely a misspelling. Examples:

For beginners east of use is very important. … eviews.htm

This powerful and well-constructed program is designed for exceptional results
and east of use. … river.html

Everything from the lighting in the room to the projector was rigged to run from
a single remote for ultimate east of use. … tory_id=53

The community is primarily “impressed” with Accuracy, East of Use and Pedagogical Effectiveness.

However, severe restrictions on weight, volume, power, maintenance, and east of
use are among the many constraints …

... there are now car waxes on the market that are available in both liquid and
paste forms with equal east of use and performance qualities. … ted_ID=149

Supplementary pedestrian lighting and signage shall be provided at pedestrian crossing of major streets to assure east of use, attractiveness and safety.

This technology, first seen in Twingo and Clio, combines the performance and operating economy of a manual gearbox with the east of use of an automatic …



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