10 March 2008

Beared?

Cringeworthy error in Matt Mosley's Hashmarks blog on ESPN.com: "Brett Favre's final news conference as a Green Bay Packer beared a pretty strong resemblance to his playing career."

Beared? Really? Don't most native English speakers learn exceptions to past-tense rules by, like, kindergarten? My guess is that Mosley actually understanded that "bear" is an exception to the rule, but that he forgetted, and overapplyed it.

Screenshot here.

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