"drug" and irregulation

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Nov 13 01:43:10 UTC 2010

At 11/12/2010 02:34 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>   Here Bush seems to be drugging in the irregular.
>Why?  "Drug" as a strong past tense (or participle) of "drag" has
>been around a lot longer than either Bush.  I'd think this is just
>standard (or standard non-standard) Texas usage GWB picked up, not a
>case of a regular verb becoming irregular.  (Cf. snuck, clumb,...)  I
>have it, at least passively, in at least one context:  "Look what the
>cat drug in."

I guess I'm just too non-Texan ... and I should have researched
"drug" before suggesting it was new, or the trend.  Apologies.  (But
I was interested to hear that the regular to irregular flow exists
also -- I didn't know that


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