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#1 2013-01-31 19:46:17

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1189

Forbearer/forebearer for forbear

I’m tickled pink with the discovery that I have been suffering under the influence of one more big fat eggcornical misconception. I had always assumed that your forebears bore the line of which you are a part. But incredibly to me, that _-bear_ is a mutated form of being. Exquisite.

I’m clearly not the only one – hence the multiple hits for the alternate form, forebearer.

BTW, please forgive the forbear in the title. I was momentarily confused by the anything-goes MW online dictionary.

Last edited by David Bird (2013-01-31 20:16:44)

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#2 2013-02-07 06:07:43

Dixon Wragg
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From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 637

Re: Forbearer/forebearer for forbear

David Bird wrote:

BTW, please forgive the forbear in the title. I was momentarily confused by the anything-goes MW online dictionary.

Okay; we shall exercise forbearance this time.

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