band » ban

Chiefly in:   ban together

Classification: English – final d/t-deletion

Spotted in the wild:

  • Leaders Of Older Tri-state Suburbs Ban Together For More Support (WCPO Cincinnati, July 28, 2004)
  • Ministers Ban Together to Protest Rappers Concert (KABC Los Angeles, Mar. 3, 2005)
  • Women engineers ban together to stay ‘on track’ (Utah Statesman, Apr. 22, 2005)
  • School personnel want more information on those assessments, including how much they cost, especially if several districts decide to ban together pay additional assessments to supplement the state tests. (Kentucky Post, June 8, 2005)
  • In this ruthlessly individual sport this is the one day when friend and foe ban together to win a Classic event. (New Hampshire Union Leader, June 16, 2005)
  • Musicians ban together for aid (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, July 2, 2005)
  • Neighbors ban together, clear New Orleans streets of debris (KATC Louisiana, July 6, 2005)

Analyzed or reported by:

A surprisingly common eggcorn. Note that in everyday pronunciation the consonant cluster /ndt/ straddling the word boundary of _band together_ is typically simplified to /nt/.

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/07/10 |

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