[Ads-l] query on -s truncation (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Thu May 28 21:59:53 UTC 2015


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> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> Behalf Of Ben Zimmer
> Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:25 PM
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> Subject: Re: query on -s truncation
> 
> 
> One more reference I forgot to mention (the earliest scholarly
> discussion I've seen, from 2010):
> 
> Vanessa McCumber, "-s: The latest slang suffix, for reals"
> Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle, University of Victoria, Vol
> 20, No 1 (2010)
> http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/WPLC/article/viewFile/5676/2202
> 
> The paper covers past uses of the "-s" suffix, including as a clipped
> form of the "-sy" hypocoristic. Under "-s suffix 2," OED2 gives the
> examples "Babs," "Toots," "ducks," and "moms." 

Add "pops".


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