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#1 2012-06-12 23:49:14

CatherineR
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Registered: 2006-08-09
Posts: 49

"broader line" for "borderline"

Recently encountered: “Some people are broader line illiterate.” I suppose if you draw a broader line for a border line, you would include them?

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#2 2012-06-13 08:07:44

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2249

Re: "broader line" for "borderline"

Nice find. I wouldn’t have anticipated this switch. Seems like “broader line X” is well-attested on the web. See this search and this search.

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#3 2012-06-13 12:31:54

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 877

Re: "broader line" for "borderline"

If read in the nautical sense this variant would be nicely eggcornish, but I fear it is no more than a common mis-spelling.

Being on the boarder line between the Greek and Turkish sides, if ever there is a solution, the city will be the centre of commerce between the two sides.

It was something that the Russians wanted to retain when the boarder line was defined. So a small area of land around the church remains …

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