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Posted Mon Jul 25th, 2011 9:40am Post subject: "Step foot" vs "Set foot"

Oh I hope and chant his illustriousness Stephen answers this one...

I was in shock when I heard Stephen say "... the moment you step foot, you're on American soil." on QI XL Series H Episode 13 - Holidays XL. Pt 3 (YouTube). Shouldn't that be "...set foot..."? I must admit here to watching too much American TV myself, and I really am beginning to question my own English, English-language realities! But come on now, Stephen, we're British and we don't 'step foot' anywhere - we set our feet firmly in the place we want them to be -invited or not, with pride and purpose!

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