[Ads-l] pet, pet, pet

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 31 12:08:33 EDT 2016


On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 10:42 AM, Charles C Doyle wrote:

> I just saw a cute-pet posting on FaceBook, bearing the caption "Puppy
> Doesn't Want To Stop Being Pet."  You know, "pet," the participial form of
> "pet."  Or maybe of "pat"?
>

Here's a relevant post by Neal Whitman from 2006, quoting ADS-L discussion
from 2003:

https://literalminded.wordpress.com/2006/08/25/the-irregularization-of-pet/

--bgz

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