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#1 2006-02-12 03:15:18

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.

It’s especially hard when, like Beard, they are riding shotgun in nature’s
undulating ride of passage known as adolescence.

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, ...

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 …

‘Days of Thunder’
Towne also makes “Thunder” a rides of passage for hot-rod disciple Cruise … … a0b288.htm



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