reget--a real word?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Aug 26 13:42:48 UTC 2010

At 8/25/2010 08:08 PM, Bill Palmer wrote:
>On a related note, a major general commanding a logistics operation being
>interviewed on the local ABC affiliate today made mention of military
>equipment being shipped out of Iraq, and units will later "reget" it.

I read this initially as "regret", and didn't look again until I had
read the following sentence.  Was it really "reget", or an elision of
the second "r"?

>As with the previously noted items, there's prob'ly a limit on the number of
>"re_" verbs that can have their own citation.


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