past » passed

Classification: English – questionable

Spotted in the wild:

  • “We shot passed 3,000 lyrics!!!” (link)

Wilson Gray supplied the example above (from Harry’s Blues Lyrics OnLine, Home Page) to ADS-L on 31 December 2004. Larry Horn noted, “this one is endemic, as is its mirror-image (“past” for “passed”).” And I added, “indeed. and it’s hard to tell whether these are eggcornic or just spelling errors. the semantics is close, and they were originally the same word. see MWDEU on ‘passed, past’.”

See also passed » past.

| link | entered by Arnold Zwicky, 2005/03/16 |

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