highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Feb 1 16:29:22 UTC 2000
It seems more a form of elision to me.
> From: James Smith <jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM>
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 07:37:39 -0800
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: performance/preformance
> --- Bob Fitzke <fitzke at VOYAGER.NET> wrote:
>> Let me toss in a three more that grate on this
>> layman's ears:
>> tempature for temperature
> I'd spell that temp'ature and call it a simple, and
> common, contraction.
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