Heard on The Judges: "altercating"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 1 20:47:17 UTC 2008

Late twenty-ish, white, female speaker:

"Yes, ma'am, I was at the hospital. But I wasn't on the parking lot,
where they were _altercating_."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

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

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