reget--a real word?

Bill Palmer w_a_palmer at BELLSOUTH.NET
Thu Aug 26 14:02:34 UTC 2010

Definitely "reget" the sense of getting the equipment once again.

Bill P
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From: "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
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> 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
>>"re_" verbs that can have their own citation.
> Joel
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