Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 20 17:25:04 UTC 2009

At 8:23 AM -0700 5/20/09, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>overheard yesterday: "I'm a walker-talker", with the explanation:
>"someone who walks and talks on the phone".
>didn't get any similar hits -- instead, mentions of a communication
>device called the WalkerTalker, references to a child who is "a late
>walker/talker", a "walker talker doll", and irrelevancies.
>certainly the modern world is full of walker-talkers in the first
>sense above.
And presumably the person on the other end of the call is a walkee-talkee.


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