"nuptuals" for nuptials

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 8 01:18:45 UTC 2006

At 5:57 PM -0600 2/7/06, Victoria Neufeldt wrote:
>'Esky at late/-ation' for 'escalate' is pretty common too.  I first heard
>it in Toronto in the 1970s, used by a highly educated, middle-aged
Obviously influenced by "osculation", even though the pronunciation
of that lexical item is often simplified to /kIs/.


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