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#1 2006-02-12 03:15:18

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

'ride of passage' for 'rite of passage'

‘Ride of passage’ is fairly common, but most instances are deliberate wordplay. Here are a few that look innocent:

... leaving me exhausted, almost ready for death, incapable of another such intense ride of passage, I see death as a friend.
donswaim.com/writers.mentis.awesome.html

It’s especially hard when, like Beard, they are riding shotgun in nature’s
undulating ride of passage known as adolescence.
www.amandabeard.net/Articles/1996-Register-Article.htm

It has become some ride of passage for Nubies seeing the light after coming to
terms with the loss of C++’s beloved post-fix ++-operator, ...
blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/37805?help-en

Many have taken on the challenge as a ride of passage, while others return time
and again to enjoy the simple charm and beauty of Pennsylvania Dutch …
listserv.vide.net/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9708&L=kom&T=0&F=&S=&P=1304

‘Days of Thunder’
Towne also makes “Thunder” a rides of passage for hot-rod disciple Cruise …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/lon … a0b288.htm

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