[Ads-l] Day of the living "dread"

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Thu Aug 27 22:28:50 UTC 2015

Wilson Gray wrote:
> It's been dekkids, since I've seen a use of the adjective, _dread_, once
> "standard," and not the use of the past participle, _dreaded_.
> Needless to say, this instance is probably a hapax, but...
> Youneverknow.
> Maybe _dread_ as ADJ has "returned to life," to quote a phrase.

What about the Dread Pirate Roberts? (OK, that one gained currency 28 
years ago, which I guess is dekkids....)

Jim Parish

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