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Michael Adams MAdams1448 at AOL.COM
Tue May 15 23:44:33 UTC 2007

Arnold's recent posts here and to Language Log reminded me that  slayer slang
has some -iness in it, too.

double shiftiness   n   (Sudden) Assignment of a  double shift
2002 Jan 29 Espenson Doublemeat Palace   "[Manny:] 'Buffy! [...]  You're
working a double shift' [Buffy:] 'What happened? Why the  double-shiftiness?'"

If it's in Buffy (2002), it's probably out there elsewhere -- maybe before,
maybe after; but if we're dating the phenomenon, -iness's rise along the
A-curve might have started "back" then.

~ Michael

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