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Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jun 28 21:17:01 EDT 2018


By (the reverse side of) the same token, I grew up using “itch” as a transitive verb, even though I knew I wasn’t supposed to itch my mosquito bites, for both grammatical and medical reasons.  How general is that usage?

LH

> On Jun 28, 2018, at 8:20 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Vindicated at last! It took more than 40 years, but it turned out I was correct as a child in using “scratch” an intransitive verb. BB
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>> On 28 Jun 2018, at 14:11, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> "Funny historical photos that will leave your head scratching"
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