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#1 2018-02-19 13:37:52

DavidTuggy
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redly < readily

In an email:

Since Cambridge University Press books are redly available from various Russian websites, it will be widely read.

On Inet:

Sunscreen is redly available at drug stores and grocery stores. Another alternative to purchasing ready-made sunscreen is to simply make your own.

SpaceX. McGregor, TX, USMore Mcgregor jobs >. This position is responsible for ensuring that all parts and materials for fabrication & support requirements of the test site are redly available before work begins.

[towels:] we took our own, but are redly available at local shops for about 4 euros,

It seems quite widespread. Maybe there is a good solid connection with the meaning “red”, which would make it an eggcorn, but I haven’t caught on to it. In the second example one might expect “whitely” instead of redly, perhaps.
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The co-occurrence with read and ready in the first two examples was striking to me.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2018-02-19 18:45:21)


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