morphological reanalysis (or blend)

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Nov 9 19:35:04 UTC 2005

from a friend this morning, the hilarious account of a penis cake
(with photo):

with the use of "fellatiate" in it:

   my mom attacked it and proceeded to fellatiate it

2,520 raw google webhits, almost all of them apparently genuine,
either literal:

   ... one subincised person describes that his girlfriend likes the
subincision because she can fellatiate him to ejaculation without
getting any in her mouth ...

   (note nice anaphoric island violation in there.)

or metaphorical:

   I still can't figure out why these conventions happen. It's no
mystery who's going to be the nominee, and no one in the general
public gives a rat's ass about them. It's just costing tax payers
millions of dollars for security and is basically so each party can
fellatiate eachother for a week. This all is so friggen pointless...

possibly a morphological reanalysis, basing the verb on the
"fellati-" of "fellatio", or even a blend of "fellatio" and (the
semantically related) "masturbate".


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