Dishing in line

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Jun 12 16:27:16 UTC 2001

in the late 70s and early 80s, the verb used by schoolkids
in columbus was "ditch".  i never heard "dish".  a shift from
"ditch" to "dish" (neither of which is particularly transparent,
semantically, in the cutting-in-line context) is phonologically
plausible, though.

arnold (zwicky at

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