[Ads-l] Heard: "allege" > _allegate_

Margaret Winters mewinters at WAYNE.EDU
Thu Mar 2 11:05:49 EST 2017

What a wonderful back formation!

Professor Emerita
French and Linguistics
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48202

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From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:18 AM
Subject: Heard: "allege" > _allegate_

Steve Wilkos Show:

Q. What other allegations were there?

A. Well, she also _allegated_ that I took our children out and buried them
in a ditch,              then dug them up, again.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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