Bruce K. Dykes
bkd at GRAPHNET.COM
Fri May 14 14:29:41 UTC 1999
From: Grant Barrett <gbarrett at americandialect.org>
To: ADS-L at UGA.CC.UGA.EDU <ADS-L at UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
Date: Friday, May 14, 1999 09:13
>This one's been popping up all over the place: celly, short for cellular
That sounds like another example of the popular (okay, maybe not so popular)
British practice of truncating a word after the first syllable, and tacking
a 'y' on the end.
Other examples include telly (television), prezzie (present), and Dussie
(Dusseldorf, used by RAF guys stationed in the Netherlands).
I may be a mutant freak, but I can't be the only person who's noticed this
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