Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Oct 26 17:27:35 UTC 2012

Joel Berson was merely throwing a spanner when he inserted
"replicate".  He did not mean to suggest it seriously as a possible
source for "prepropriate", and he knows full well that human beings
do not replicate, although in some genres they are replicated.

More seriously, my suggestion of a blend of "reproduce" with
"propagate" had in mind the transformation of "agate" into
"iate".  And they don't compete for "the same slot", one competes
(with "repropriate") at the beginning and the other at the conclusion.


At 10/26/2012 01:59 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>a wrap-up:
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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