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

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Thu Mar 2 12:21:56 EST 2017


Why not a simpler form of nouning --

Q. What other alleges were there?

Joel


      From: Margaret Winters <mewinters at WAYNE.EDU>
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What a wonderful back formation!


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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.

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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.
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