The "-age" suffix

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Tue Apr 4 04:28:53 UTC 2006

>Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Poster:       Jim Parish <jparish at SIUE.EDU>
>Subject:      The "-age" suffix
> Does anyone have data on
>how early the suffix appeared in l33t? 

Don't know about leet-speak, but it was common in my circles to refer to marijuana as "doobage" ca. 1983.

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