Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Sun Mar 4 16:55:27 UTC 2007

 From a story by Mike Zeisberger, posted at

  "I feel it was likeable with the Drury hit and I pretty much go along
with the league's decision," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said of the Janssen

I have no idea how to classify this blend, but, from context, he clearly
means "comparable with" ("comparable to?"). Given that "likeable" is a
real word, incorporating a different sense of "like", I'm not about to
test out my Google-fu. But it does seem that Ruff is missing that
"likeable" *is* built on verbal "like", not on adjectival "like".
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