*Lush* life > *luxe* life?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 30 00:54:23 UTC 2008

At 7:33 PM -0500 1/29/08, Wilson Gray wrote:
>Heard on local news:
>"The Patriots are living the _luxe_ life in this five-star hotel."
>Is there anyone else old enough to remember when the comfortably
>well-off were said to be "living the _lush_ life"?

Maybe there's been a reanalysis of "deluxe life" as "de luxe life",
with the prefix taken as the definite determiner.  Stranger things
have happened.


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