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#1 2007-12-11 09:30:51

DamianLu
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Registered: 2007-12-11
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peon -> pee on

I just discovered this one in an online conversation with a friend. He’s looking for a job and said that even if he couldn’t find the kind of job he wants (in broadcasting) he “would settle for some sort of pee on job.” I think a peon usually endures a certain lack of respect, as does a person someone would pee on, so my friend’s error actually makes sense.

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#2 2007-12-11 21:49:40

jorkel
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Re: peon -> pee on

Welcome to the eggcorn website, Damian…

The eggcorn you mention was discussed here previously…

‘pee on’ for ‘peon’ by czoller Contribute! 1 2007-07-16 16:26:14 by booboo

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#3 2019-10-27 17:15:25

pwoodford
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Re: peon -> pee on

Just saw this in a motorcycle group, where someone said he wouldn’t join an outlaw club because he refuses to be a pee on for people. Yes. It makes sense … if you’ve never see the word “peon” in print. “I won’t be a pee on and I’m damned if I’ll be a sissy and read books either!”


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