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

Joe Salmons 000008f18d0e0c45-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Mon Jul 5 09:33:28 EDT 2021


Brewski may well be the oldest one of the set, yeah, though I don’t have any evidence on that, but it’s clearly become at least somewhat productive.

From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Alan Knutson <boris1951 at CHARTER.NET>
Date: Monday, July 5, 2021 at 8:32 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: -ski, whatevski(s), broski
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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