to "course-correct"

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Mon Oct 3 21:47:03 UTC 2011

On Oct 3, 2011, at 9:16 AM, Larry Horn wrote:

> a couple I've noted recently:
> (1) "ice-sculpt" ("Did you know he [Phil, the Bill Murray character] could ice-sculpt?", Groundhog Day)
> (2) "binge-drank"
> And you posted some nice shopping ones a while back ("to Christmas-shop", "to holiday-shop", "to birthday-shop", "to car-shop").

i've tried mightily to resist being seen as the person who collects 2-part back-formed verbs.  but still people have now offered up around 200 of them.  it's overwhelming.


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