Quoted from here:

"Not to make an impression but anyone that bodded ill with the Duchess, did not sit with with Ealora"

I was wondering what the expression "bodded ill" means.

Thank you.

P.S. As you can see here, Google suggest that "bodded" written form is far more popular than "boded".

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    It may be a typo for boded. When I glanced at the page, I noticed other typos. – JLG Aug 25 '14 at 12:37
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a typo. – Mitch Aug 25 '14 at 12:40
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    The source is, by the way, amazingly bad, with two or three errors of diction or idiom or syntax in every line. – StoneyB Aug 25 '14 at 12:47
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    No, definitely not a typo, I have seen "bodded ill" in more dependable contexts too. Actually, the fact that many of you think it is a typo, makes the question more interesting. – Behnam Aug 25 '14 at 13:00
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    it's simply a spelling mistake, it's "boded". – Fattie Aug 25 '14 at 13:08

This appears to be a typo or variant of boded ill

(bode well/ill) Be an omen of a particular outcome: their argument did not bode well for the future

[WITH OBJECT]: the 12 percent interest rate bodes dark days ahead for retailers

[Oxford Dictionary Online]

In context, it seems to indicate make a bad impression (and likely suffer future disfavor).

  • googlefight.com/… . It is curious that Google shows more instances of 'bodded ill' than 'boded ill'. – user66974 Aug 25 '14 at 12:52
  • @Josh61 If you put quotes around the phrases, the results flip. – Kit Z. Fox Aug 25 '14 at 13:26
  • @Josh61 If you run an ngram search, bodded ill returns no results. The term bodded shows up as jargon in a few fields, such as geology, but does not appear to be used in the sense offered here. – bib Aug 25 '14 at 13:54
  • @Josh61 Also, no online dictionaries in onelook.com list it. – bib Aug 25 '14 at 13:57

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