on accident

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Fri Jan 14 21:11:28 UTC 2000

Aha!  That explains why us 50-somethings don't say it.  We're just too


--On Fri, Jan 14, 2000 3:52 PM -0400 Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>

> Gee, I always thought of "on accident" as a phase one grows out of, sort
> of like "puh-sketty" for spaghetti.  (although deriving from analogy in
> the former case rather than from ease of articulation)
> Larry

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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