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#1 2006-09-13 18:04:08

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 1067

phase/faze out

Not a particularly interesting one I’m afraid, but perhaps eggcornable anyway. To phase out obviously means to remove or replace over a period of time, at which point I suppose another ‘phase’ takes over. If ‘faze’ means to surprise, worry, disturb or embarrass then to ‘faze out’ would mean the gradual removal of such things. 246 million ghits for ‘phase out’ but a very respectable 2,240,000 for its putative eggcorn. Could the ghost of Captain Kirk be hovering around here?

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#2 2006-09-15 11:55:48

Tom Neely
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From: Detroit
Registered: 2006-09-01
Posts: 121

Re: phase/faze out

Absolutely stunning! Bean me up, Peter. And, you can read more about faze/phase in the Eggcorn Database

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#3 2018-04-02 06:35:22

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1372

Re: phase/faze out

And it’s a round-tripper, as is shown by the Eggcorn Database entry.

Here’s the example I encountered recently:

Jantos acknowledged that it’s a tradition that has been around for so long, it doesn’t phase most locals.
news article

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