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Chris -- 2018-04-11
Closely related to ‘D and C’ perhaps, including the notion of a scrape, and preceding ‘D and B’ which must surely involve those never regions in some way.
He had a D and A test done and it proved that my Dad wasnt the Dad. ... Is it possible for me and him to get a D and A test done without my …
So at some point we are going to have a D and A test done. (Oh and we use a condom. I talk to my exgirl friend. So we probably made that 1% ...
The other public defender was so incompetent that he requested “D and A testing” — he meant DNA — and told one client facing a felony charge …
There was lots of scientific stuff about D and A testing of bones using machines that probably cost millions, and people far brighter than me discussed the …
Decent and Ascent?
Dead and Alive?
Drugs and Alcohol?
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
Descendent and Ancestor?
I’m reasonably sure I have seen (though I don’t have it in my database and couldn’t document it in a couple of minutes checking) “D and C” used non-facetiously for the Democratic National Committee. That would be essentially the same blooper as this one, I guess.
Unsurprisingly, it’s a round-tripper:
SNH Green stamps (aka food stamps/welfare debit cards) can only be applied to munchies or slurpies
There’s a sense in which this sort (a word turned into an initial) is a minimal Lehmann’s term; initials can be well viewed, for some purposes at least, as a kind of proper name.
Last edited by DavidTuggy (2010-05-21 10:31:34)
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .