Discussions about eggcorns and related topics
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Chris -- 2011-03-08
To be seeded into a tournament in, say, tennis or golf, is to be offered a place in a late round of the tournament based on one’s reputation or prior results; seeded players get to skip the preliminary or qualifying rounds. To be seated at a restaurant is also to be offered a place. The substitution seems fairly common. Examples:
The top seated team(s) will then advance to a single elimination tournament to
decide the overall league champions.
www.coloradocollege.edu/athletics/intra … /index.asp
She will be top seated player, followed by Kim Clijsters.
2004 1st Place PKC State Champions in Kata, Kumite, Self Defense & Weapons will
be seated into the second round of competition.
Liberty is seated first in the tournament and will face the winner of the
Pittsburgh/North Carolina State game at the Airport Ice Arena in Pittsburgh…
Going the other way, we have “deep-seated” turning into “deep-seeded”. This could be an eggcorn because something “deep-seeded” could be interpreted as having “deep roots”.
Right: “I’ve developed a deep-seated fear that I’m somehow incapable of doing any other job.” (From http://www.i-resign.com/uk/discussion/n … .asp?t=355 )
Wrong: “Having a deep-seeded fear of all winged creatures, I refused to go into the exhibit.” (From www.goldsea.com/Air/True/0501/sohee.html )