It's obvious!---(a blend)

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at UMR.EDU
Mon Jun 26 15:12:57 UTC 2006

It's a syntactic blend: from "leave" + "go out."  For a similar blend, cf. "rise up" (from "rise" + "get/move up")
Gerald Cohen


From: American Dialect Society on behalf of Wilson Gray
Sent: Mon 6/26/2006 9:39 AM
Subject: It's obvious!

All of my life, I've wondered why some people say "leave out" instead
of simply "leave."

Well, I've just heard someone say, "I was coming _in_ as he was leaving _out_."


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