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Chris -- 2011-03-08
A letter came today from the landlord (part of a long-running and very boring dispute about painting the walls):
“We have delayed carrying out any works having made a number of enquiries and receiving a consistent comment that carrying out some works and others in a peace mill fashion would lead to exaggerated or much higher costs than undertaking external decorations and repairs as a whole.”
Alas, Google reveals no citations – although there is a bookshop by that name…
Oh, hang on – just found a few…
“Too many sites are thrown together in a peace-mill fashion.”
http://www.edatcatsupport.com/usermanua … _page6.htm
“People that are for ‘Illegal ‘aliens have said that congress WILL try to get their program/proposals into law peacemill if they have to, and that’s what they’re doing with a lot of the bills that are going through the congress”
“perhaps long enough to get a Democrat in the White House…so you can support all his peacemill plans while the enemy continues to slam us.”
http://www.braves.net/boards/showthread … 356&page=5
“The Lineup will change with some new FA acquisitions as New GM Slyder attempts to peacemill a competent lineup together.” [!!!!!]
http://www.strike3forums.com/forums/thi … ewers.html
“If you look around at what is going on and the peacemill way they are doing it, I think gun control is the last item they have to overcome until we will know exactly what they are doing.”
http://www.topix.com/forum/state/ar/TIS … U5VJK/p731
“my biopsy only showed mild peacemill necrosis” [??!!]
http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Archive … 00883.html
Well, it’s still not an eggcorn, I suppose, is it?
It’s interesting that three of the citations are from right wing American websites… perhaps they think the peacemill is where all those sissy anti-war Democrats work.
[EDIT: just saw this thread in the ‘contribute’ forum on ‘peace meal’ – http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … ?pid=1219]
Last edited by grimace (2008-01-13 09:38:51)