"shout-out" as reanalysis

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Jul 11 14:49:04 UTC 2007

On his Literal-Minded blog, Neal Whitman makes a compelling case that
the term "shout-out" originated as a reanalysis along these lines:

I want to send [a shout] [out to my friends]. -->
I want to send [a shout out] [to my friends].

Blog post is here:

--Ben Zimmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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