Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 17 17:03:34 UTC 2008

At 11:42 AM -0500 1/17/08, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>At 1/17/2008 11:27 AM, Hillary Brown wrote:
>>New word (to me, anyway):
>Thank heaven this is not likely to lead to oneth and thirdth.

No, no:  it's *threeth*!

(And it's too late to head it off completely--2150 g-hits.  Of course
this is the sort of over-regularization bound to come up in kids'
speech, so at least you can complain that it sounds childish.)


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