"mashmallow", the confection

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Nov 5 14:39:53 UTC 2010

At 11/5/2010 09:19 AM, Charles C Doyle wrote:
>Also resulting from folk-etymology would have been the form
>"mush-mellow" (you know, the "mushy" white confection)--not in my
>own speech but in that of many acquaintances in the 1950s.  It would
>probably also have been influenced by the post-vocalic [r] "deletion."

Made from musk-melons, no doubt?


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