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

Alan Knutson boris at TERRACOM.NET
Thu Mar 2 12:32:25 EST 2017


Sorry, but it sounds as scandalous as Watergate!


On 3/2/2017 11:21 AM, Joel Berson wrote:
> Why not a simpler form of nouning --
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> Q. What other alleges were there?
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> Joel
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>        From: Margaret Winters<mewinters at WAYNE.EDU>
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> What a wonderful back formation!
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> MARGARET E WINTERS
> Professor Emerita
> French and Linguistics
> Wayne State University
> Detroit, MI  48202
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> mewinters at wayne.edu
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> From: American Dialect Society<ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>  on behalf of Wilson Gray<hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
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> Subject: Heard: "allege" > _allegate_
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> Steve Wilkos Show:
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> Q. What other allegations were there?
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> 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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