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#1 2005-12-06 00:10:21

Chris Russell
Registered: 2005-12-06
Posts: 2

"Eaves dropping" vs. "Ease Dropping"

Someone mentioned to me that she’d always thought it was “ease dropping”. I told her she’d always been wrong. She laughed.



#2 2005-12-06 01:05:26

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

Re: "Eaves dropping" vs. "Ease Dropping"

Your friend isn’t alone. I’m not sure how to justify it in eggcorn terms, but it’s relatively common—over 600 Google hits. Examples:

I just lovelovelove all that kitschy stuff that you find in touristy places, and you can get some fabulous easedropping done, too. … 70729.html

Anthony I feel as if I am easedropping on the conversations here. … ?src=23246

Apparently it was a big deal because of international maritime law to regularly demonstrate our rights,also we were to do electronic easedropping .

They used easedropping technics to snoop on people like Martin Luther King, Jr. … 008553.htm



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