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Oct 1 2009   2:19PM GMT

Come down the pipe or the pike?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
According to some experts, RATs are the most dangerous creatures to _________________
a. come down the pipe.
b. come down the pike.

Answer: b

This is another homophone error — people mishear the phrase and don’t see it in writing.

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