Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Wed Dec 12 22:44:32 UTC 2001

This suggests all sorts of possibilities for the enrichment of our
impoverished language.  If lawyers and judges can talk about the
"de-fen-DANT," why shouldn't doctors start referring to a patient suffering
from this disease* as the "diabee-TEE"?


* (I.e., hypercorrection) :)

--On Wednesday, December 12, 2001 4:20 PM -0600 Donald M Lance
<lancedm at MISSOURI.EDU> wrote:

> If hypercorrection comes into play, it would be in references to one
> diabetee.

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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