Sunday, September 15, 2013


After reading the article which included 25 COMMON PHRASES THAT YOU'RE SAYING WRONG, a friend e-mailed and asked, "How about people who say PAWN OFF rather than PALM OFF?"

Les said, "Those are probably the CARD SHARKS!" (Of course Les knows it's really supposed to be CARD SHARPS!)

PALM OFF definition from the Free Merriam Webster Online Dictionary: "to dispose of, usually by trickery or guile."

PAWN OFF definition: "a corruption of PALM OFF."

See fellow BLOGGER Melissa Maygrove's "Grammar Police Monday" article here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I always thought "they pawned it off" was correct! ML