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#1 2008-01-25 17:10:20

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

'waste side' for 'wayside'

I found this on a political thread. It makes sense and collects 800+ ghits. (Jorkel posted the less common ‘waistside’ here in 8/06). Examples:

... allot enough time to make a forum successful, otherwise your forum will turn into another ghost town that will eventually fall by the waste side.
www.w3reports.com/?itemid=618

... to attempt to maintain or increase the pool of eligible applicants for admissions, admit them, and then have them fall by the waste side.” www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/membe … 31197a.htm

If we keep going this direction in Hip-Hip, the art is going to fall by the waste-side much like the “hair bands” of the eighties.
www.amazon.com/review/product/B00003ZAI … addOneStar

If black people don’t continue to fight for what King started years ago then we will continue to fall by the waste side.
www.thefamuanonline.com/news/2008/01/23 … 3629.shtml

This means that young people continue to fall by the waste side because they don’t have the right qualifications to get ahead.
www.koninklijkhuis.nl/content.jsp?objectid=4080

It’s cheaper to educate people, instead of giving up on them and letting them fall by the waste side and then end up as wards of the state.
www.victorvillasenor.com/dyslexia.html

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#2 2008-02-02 15:21:31

burntsox
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Registered: 2007-11-03
Posts: 9

Re: 'waste side' for 'wayside'

I’ve never seen, or at least noticed, this, and I like it very much! Thanks for bringing this one up, which if I understand the concept and am paying attention, seems like an eggcorn to me.

I feel this describes the two halves of the current American political campaign is heading, both the unsuccessful candidates who fall by the wayside, and the survivors who wallow in the waste side.

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#3 2008-02-03 19:45:56

booboo
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From: Austin, Tx
Registered: 2007-04-01
Posts: 179

Re: 'waste side' for 'wayside'

If something falls by the wayside, isn’t it wasted?

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#4 2008-02-08 12:49:14

Qov
Member
Registered: 2008-02-01
Posts: 9

Re: 'waste side' for 'wayside'

It evokes the image of litter-strewn shoulders all along the highway.

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#5 2016-08-31 12:53:35

CatherineR
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Registered: 2006-08-09
Posts: 61

Re: 'waste side' for 'wayside'

A colleague reports this variant from a student paper:
“I let that dream fall by the waist side….”

Perhaps an unsuccessful dieter?

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