Heard on MSNBC

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Sat May 9 11:53:40 UTC 2009

On May 8, 2009, at 21:34, Kari Castor wrote:

> the hiv (for this type of usage, HIV is typically pronounced
> phonetically,
> not spelled out) - as in, "Don't touch Paris Hilton; you'll get the
> hiv."

I've heard this, too, as recently as this past week on the Adam
Carolla podcast.

Grant Barrett
gbarrett at worldnewyork.org

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

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