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#1 2011-09-29 18:52:01

David Bird
Eggcornista
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1266

"toot" for tout

Touts solicit custom importunately. To “toot” the benefits of a product might arise from someone hearing someone else mispronouncing something they’ve read. It’s more likely that this is a neat eggcorn squash between “touting” and “tooting one’s own horn”.

Everyone is looking for ways to increase their energy. Company’s (even the holistic ones) are now selling “energy” drinks, energy supplements and tooting the benefits of vitamins and a whole lot more!
Lifestyle advice

The tour makes several stops along the way tooting the benefits of living lighter on the earth.
Go green

The AVATAR phenomenon: how good is the “soundtrack” for this highly tooted new film?
Yahoo questions

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#2 2011-09-29 20:58:07

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2229

Re: "toot" for tout

First class.

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