An on-line exchange:

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Mar 14 13:38:46 UTC 2012

No, it's just a deft use of an ancient Hebrew poetic device ("Your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams"--or mouse mouses).


From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Laurence Horn [laurence.horn at YALE.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 5:01 PM

On Mar 13, 2012, at 3:31 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> A. I get the spinning beach ball of death almost every time that I
> mouse my mouse.
> B. "… mouse my mouse"? You're not drinking any more today!
regressive assimilation with a vengeance! (assuming "move my mouse" was consciously intended)


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