"Toenailed": of nails

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 22 20:17:20 UTC 2011

At 3:08 PM -0500 1/22/11, Wilson Gray wrote:
>from Storm Stories
>Spoken by a fifty-ish, white female survivor of the Great Malibu
>Canyon Mudslide:
>"I saw that two nails had been _toenailed_ into the wood [of a 2x4.]"
>Does anyone know what the verb _tailnail_ might mean, just off the top
>of his head?

No, but I know a nice example of regressive assimilation when i see one!


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