[Ads-l] more back-formed verbs being skated out on the ice

martha clayton info at MARTHACLAYTONLINGUIST.COM
Sat Mar 26 02:56:59 UTC 2016


Neat. Were there any examples that weren't negative + past tense?



On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 7:32 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
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> Just encountered in the wild: "I've never score-kept a hockey game".  I =
> then tried Googling the verb (in the past tense) and got a small handful =
> of other hits, curiously all for hockey rather than other sports.  =
> Strange.  One was part of a double back-flip:
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> "I never penalty tracked for both teams at the same time and never score =
> kept."
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