UP terms

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 5 15:18:20 UTC 2006

At 11:01 AM -0400 6/5/06, Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 9:34 AM -0400 6/5/06, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>>An interesting list. Many of these terms and expressions are much more
>>general than just UP, e.g.,
>And some are not particularly dialectal.  I did some work on "unthaw"
>for a paper I wrote some years ago on similar (predictably) redundant
>un-verbs and found a lot of attestations, including some from the OED
>going back to 1598, my favorite of which is this ethnoslur on
>1699 T. BROWN Gent. Holland Wks. 1711 IV. 316 The Men..are cold to
>such a degree, that neither Love nor Wine can unthaw them.

Oops, I take it back.  I see the OED entry actually does begin its
entry with "now dial.", so the questions is just where (in the U.K.,
U.S., and elsewhere) the relevant dialects are.


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