[Ads-l] susPECT, n.

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Mon May 1 12:35:15 EDT 2017


ABby is normal; ABbynormal isn't.
JSB

      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 7:23 AM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] susPECT, n.
   
OrCHEStral is normal.

OrCHEStra ain't.

JL

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 2:02 AM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:

> How about orCHEStra (and orCHEStral)? I hear them all the time on radio
> station WRTI here in Philadelphia.
>
> Mark, stressed
>
> On May 1, 2017 1:37 AM, "Ben Zimmer" <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > You can hear a relevant clip from "The Thin Man" in this episode of
> > the podcast Lexicon Valley, wherein John McWhorter discusses the
> > stress shift in "suspect" and similar cases (starting about 5 minutes
> > in).
> >
> > http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley/2016/
> > 08/how_pronunciation_changes_as_terms_go_from_new_to_mainstream.html
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 9:11 PM, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:
> > > Huh. That's the first example I've heard of where William Powell wasn't
> > > involved. (See "The Kennel Murder Case" and, I'm told, "The Thin Man".)
> > >
> > > Jim Parish
> > >
> > >
> > > On 4/30/2017 7:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> > >>
> > >> A police dispatcher in the 1948 movie _He Walked by Night_ says very
> > >> clearly,
> > >>
> > >> "All units. On the broadcast of the susPECT arrested in the shooting
> of
> > >> Patrolman Rawlins. Cancel the cancellation. susPECT released from
> > >> custody."
> > >>
> > >> Cf. perMIT, n.
> > >>
> > >>
> >
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