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Chris -- 2018-04-11
“Also on-Line apps are highly floored. Beside Internet connectivity causing a huge barrier, there are major issues with security, privacy and ownership.”
I wondered whether anyone who was impressed by something had been “flawed” by it. Sure enough – 8 hits for the 4-word string “was absolutely flawed by.” This has got to be something more typical of nonrhotic dialects; the first hit, for instance, is from an Australian newspaper. I’m not sure whether or not this is an eggcorn, but I’m leaning to the idea that it’s just a dialectal spelling. How similar do “floored” and “flawed” sound in Australian dialect (or other nonrhotic varieties of English)? I don’t know the answer to that. In any case, examples:
I was in Spain & France last year and was absolutely flawed by the quality & price of great mens clothes.
http://blogs.smh.com.au/suitsyou/archiv … _from.html
I just recently saw “The Scarlet Pimpernel” for the first time and i must say that i was absolutely flawed by the production.
I must say I was absolutely flawed by their designs. I can’t wait to summertime for it to warm up and I can rock some of their fabulous tees.
http://theurbansocialista.blogspot.com/ … chive.html
I received the green set from chumbucket the other day and was absolutely flawed by those plugs. Especially the giant “grumpy”! It is a beautiful showpiece!
http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/ … 018&page=3
And there’s the punning use in the album title ‘Floored Genius’ by Julian Cope. Cope may well be a flawed genius, but on the cover he’s shown lying on the floor of the stage.