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#1 2005-11-27 17:43:25

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

'when all is set and done' for 'when all is said and done'

The eggcorn version conveys the intended meaning about as well as the original. About 600 ghits:

make sure to remember its just a Game and that when all is set and done that we
play for enjoyment.

... In fact, I’d say there is a shot Gordon can be a similar player to Allen Iverson when all is set and done … … pid=585861

...Swapo and its presidential candidate are expected to romp to victory when all is set and done on Tuesday.

But when all is set and done, the members of Hiroshima come back together to work on the music that bridges many musical influences and audiences.

But when all is set and done, for the first time in 15 or 20 years, opinion polls showed that an overwhelming majority of Americans sided with the strikers. … davis.html

“We’ve worked hard and hopefully when all is set and done I’m going to walk out
of the ring on Saturday with a belt and not look back,” says Heathfield.

What bush is doing with an open ended commitment to stay looks like occupation.
When all is set and done, maybe that was the purpose all along.

The two things that fray my nerves is that when all is set and done I’m dumping
$3500 into a laptop, and will the 17” be TOO big for me.



#2 2011-11-30 15:05:28

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1340

Re: 'when all is set and done' for 'when all is said and done'

The roundtripper “it’s not said in stone” is also as serviceable as the original.

Minimum age to adopt Although it’s not said in stone, as far as I know it’s very unlikely unless your over 30. : (

Reality TV its just week 2 and everything is not said in stone.

Dating forum preference Preferably someone taller than me, but that is not said in stone…



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