[Ads-l] -ski, whatevski(s), broski

Alan Knutson boris1951 at CHARTER.NET
Mon Jul 5 09:31:09 EDT 2021


Considering your location, I would have thought you had heard of a brewski?

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From: Joe Salmons
Sent: Monday, July 5, 2021 8:17 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: -ski, whatevski(s), broski

SURELY somebody on this list has written about the -ski derivational suffix. I’ve heard/seen it in the two forms in the subject line – see ‘whatevs’ and ‘bro’ -- and Urban Dictionary points to broader use (“time for a bluntski”, etc.) I’m curious about how productive it is and what the origins might be. Intuitively, I could see some kind of Mock Slavic thing going on, but don’t know how to get evidence for that. Looking for basically anything on this one.
Thanks,
Joe

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