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Chris -- 2011-03-08

#1 2006-11-03 10:28:12

From: Teddington, Middlesex
Registered: 2006-11-03
Posts: 23

Play it be ear

Spotted in an email to my wife from a very middle-class British mother (what am I doing reading my wife’s emails? It just happened to be open on the computer when I sat down at the desk, honest …)

_… now Edward is ill and I am not sure that we will all be there! Can we play it be ear? I am really sorry …_

Google gives around 230 hits for “play it be ear” against 255,000 for “play it by ear”. Eggcorn or no eggcorn?



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