Present-tense singular of the verb "text"

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Mon Mar 12 19:46:16 UTC 2012

On 3/12/2012 1:32 PM, Charles C Doyle wrote:

> My wife, who grew up in Chicago, can pronounce trippingly on the
> tongue many consonant clusters that exceed my own "Southern"
> abilities--such as that in "fifth" or "wasps" or "shrimp."  However,
> I recently overheard a phone conversaton in which she thrice
> inflected the verb "text" as [tEksIz]  ("So he ___'s me that . . .).
> I wonder if that form is common (outside the South) with the new verb
> "text."

I don't know the technical minutia, but once I get past "text" as a
verb, I'm OK.  Apologizes, entrances, mezermizes.....'

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