Heard on Animal Planet: "Polar bears are amazingly _stealthful_."

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Sep 14 04:33:30 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 9:56 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Local/regional dialect in place of _stealthy_, like BE _boresome_
> instead of _boring_? Or just a slip of the tongue? Youneverknow.

Maybe we can blame the peddlers of the silly _healthy_ vs. _healthful_


Ben Zimmer

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