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#1 2006-09-13 10:34:05

jorkel
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Registered: 2006-08-08
Posts: 1456

WAVE your rights (waive)

From the start, I would point out that ONE definition of waive is “to dismiss with or as if with a WAVE of the hand.” (“Waive a problem aside” is one figurative example). So, to avoid this usage, I directed my search to a distinct usage of “waive” by tacking on “your right(s).” (See below for details).

Google counts on Sept 13, 2006
128,000 “waive your right” + 41,600 “waive your rights”
19,500 “wave your right” + 2440 “wave your rights”
Analysis by Joe Krozel

“Waive” in the context of “relinquish voluntarily” differs from the usage where a “wave” may be operative (literally or figuratively). The distinction seems to come down to giving something up rather than dismissing it. So, if we focus on the “relinquish” definition, the word substitution “wave” constitutes an eggcorn in the sense that one is WAVING GOODBYE to the relinquished item!

Examples:

KLASTV.com | News for Las Vegas, Nevada | Warren Jeffs to be …Judge: “You want to wave your rights to extradition and go back as quickly as they can come pick you up?” Jeffs conceded. ...
www.klas-tv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5352731 – 71k – Cached – Similar pages

[Dshield] Sony “rootkit” EULAIn man countries, you can not wave your rights or laws. Nor can you enter in to contracts/indemnities/wavers that intend to “legalize” illegal activities. ...
lists.sans.org/pipermail/list/2005-November/022672.html – 7k – Cached – Similar pages

Legalities of ROM Distribution in the US Version 021499 By NO …However, this would be legal if they made you “agreed” to wave your rights and accept their terms, by either breaking a seal on the box, opening a paper bag …
www.emulationzone.org/articles/general/how-to.htm – 10k – Cached – Similar pages

Inside a FEMA concentration camp – Homeland StupidityYou guys really let your governernment wave your rights away without even putting up a fight, or at least a yelp. I feel for the people of NO and the very …
www.homelandstupidity.us/2005/09/08/ins … tion-camp/ – Similar pages

Your Legal Rights in Court – Joshua M. Dale, Esq. – San Francisco …If you plead guilty or nolo contendere to a misdemeanor or infraction crime you wave your right to trial by jury and trial by court, your right to see and …
www.joshdale.com/legal-rights-in-court.html – 12k – Cached – Similar pages

[PDF] Stimson House Multicultural Program Assistant Application 2006 …File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – View as HTML
Sign here if you wave your right of access to the information contained in this recommendation thereby insuring. its confidential nature. ...
apps.carleton.edu/campus/intercultural/assets/MPA_Job_Description_and_Application__06_07.pdf – Similar pages

Last edited by jorkel (2006-09-13 10:46:30)

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#2 2006-09-13 15:15:31

Tom Neely
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From: Detroit
Registered: 2006-09-01
Posts: 121

Re: WAVE your rights (waive)

It seems pretty clear that people who WAVE their rights do not know the word WAIVE. The two words sound exactly the same, though. So people probably believe that the word WAVE includes a definition (say definition number 11, way down in the dictionary) with the meaning of WAIVE. Does this make WAVE/WAIVE a lesser category of eggcorn?

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#3 2006-09-13 16:52:41

Tom Neely
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From: Detroit
Registered: 2006-09-01
Posts: 121

Re: WAVE your rights (waive)

Better explaination – That definition of WAVE does not exist, but people think it does. So from that standpoint, WAVE for WAIVE is very eggish. However, the two words sound exactly the same. This is not like saying EGGcorn when you mean Acorn, or like saying HEART-wired, when you mean HARD-wired.

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#4 2010-02-27 18:37:42

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1646

Re: WAVE your rights (waive)

Tsunami news
Hawaiian Air also waving fees if re-booked within 30 days |Way to go! #hawaiitsunami

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#5 2014-11-18 03:13:30

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1372

Re: WAVE your rights (waive)

And, from a recent internet discussion, here’s another wave in the ocean:

you can claim hardship and have filing fees waved. and after that, you go before the judge

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