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Chiefly in:   make dew

Classification: English – questionable

Spotted in the wild:

  • “We can make dew with the Tal,” said Yoffie, “and reduce this burdensome legal edifice by 50 percent in the process. As a result, we will do away with … (link)
  • “funny song! awesome song! amazing how they can use words from the real song and make dew with them here!” (link)

In comparison to the enormously frequent “make due” (q.v.), “make dew” is rare, and might just be a misspelling. It might even be a misspelling of the eggcorn “make due”!

(Rueful thanks to Ron Butters, who jocularly suggested this one on reading Larry Horn and me on “make due” on ADS-L, 7 May 2005.)

| link | entered by Arnold Zwicky, 2005/05/07 |

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