Peter Richardson prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Fri May 14 15:23:13 UTC 1999

One might add that there's been a new word in German for this apparatus
for the past few years: das Handy. German likes to take English words and
rework them. Here the adjective becomes a noun; in another example, an
English noun forms the core of a new participle that--as far as I
know--has no infinitive: ausgepowert 'pooped', i.e. 'powered-out'. I
suppose the accompanying infinitive, should it ever exist, would mean 'to
cause someone to become exhausted'.

I like celly, though.

Peter Richardson

On Fri, 14 May 1999, Grant Barrett wrote:

> This one's been popping up all over the place: celly, short for cellular
> phone.

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