Re: [ADS-L] "12 ste p" as a verb

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Tue Jun 3 15:01:58 UTC 2008

In a message dated 6/3/08 10:23:02 AM, aandrea1234 at GMAIL.COM writes:

> However, I've only heard "twelve-stepping" used
> as a verb without the object, as in, "I've been twelve-stepping for
> three years now."  The meaning is to work the steps, to be in
> recovery, etc.

One can certainly get the {-ing} + Direct Object form, e.g., "I've been 
12-stepping other drunks for three years now" or "It is tricky 12-stepping people 
you are sexually attracted to."

If you are interested in antgedatings, probably the place to look is in the 
archives of the AA magazine, THE GRAPEVINE.

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