Odd hyphenations

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jun 17 20:05:09 UTC 2014

Hyphenations seen today in the Boston Globe Sports section:

de-ked -- to take off one canvas shoe?  (In reality, how Clint
Dempsey maneuvered to score his goal for the U.S. in the World Cup.)

chan-geup -- a cowboy urging on his Chinese horse?  (In reality -- or
vain hope? -- something Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa is
rightfully proud of.)

No wonder non-native speakers can't learn how to pronounce English.


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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