[Ads-l] arrove

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 2 13:56:08 UTC 2015


> Not all *that* impressive, all things considered.

"All Things Considered" isn't on CNN.

Let's see if there's a big spike in usage over the next few days.

Why say "arrived" when "arrove" sounds so much cooler?

"Arrovin', Arrovin',
I'll go no more arrovin' with you, fair maid."

Doesn't work with "arrivin'."

JL

On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 9:20 AM, Paul A Johnston, Jr. <
paul.johnston at wmich.edu> wrote:

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> Well, if we can take a French loan like "catch" and derive a past like
> "caught" out of it (on the model of reach and teach in OE), why not make
> arrive a Class I strong verb.  My family used to do the same with "to pig
> out"  --you pag out last night, and that's the third time you've puggen out
> this week.
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> > > On Jun 2, 2015, at 7:05 AM, Jonathan Lighter
> > > <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> =
> > wrote:
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> > > High-paid CNN correspondent:
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> > > "Secretary Kerry arrove here at Massachusetts General Hospital last
> > > night...."
> > >=20
> > > Not in OED.
> > >=20
> > > 19,000 raw Google hits.
> > >=20
> > 394 actual hits, though.   Not all *that* impressive, all things =
> > considered.
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