Backformed compound verb: "pleasure read"

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Wed Jan 25 00:45:07 UTC 2012

Another example of the pattern discussed here numerous times, of reanalysis plus backformation to create compound verb. From my son's language arts teacher, in an email:

The "Read In" is a period where the students camp out around the room and pleasure read.


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