To Suicide and Marriage v. CU

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Mar 1 08:17:46 UTC 2007

I don't think I've ever heard "suicide" as a verb outside of
Asian-Americans in Seattle, until today. Vincent D'Onofrio says "he
suicides" in the episode "Badge" of _Law & Order: CI_, Season 1 Episode

Also, an item that seems to be diverging between UK and US usage is
"marry". Although the term seems to be generally reserved in the US for
people getting married, the UK press seems to have a strong tendency to
use it for people entering civil unions and other agreements similar to

Benjamin Barrett

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