Heard on The Judges: "seldomly" = "occasionally"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 23 23:43:02 UTC 2008

Thirty-ish, black, female speaker:

"My relationship with him was basically just a friendship, but we did
_seldomly_ hook up."

There are ca.202,000 Google hits, many of them grammatical and
lexi(cologi)cal comments. So, though I haven't heard it before myself,
it's hardly unknown, apparently.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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