Victor aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 13 17:54:35 UTC 2009

As I mentioned, the hits for both of these number in the thousands, so
they are hardly isolated incidents. They are also not limited to blogs
and forums--some come from traditional media sites. My original citation
came from a newspaper bulletin, although this one is notorious for
typos, so it is not well spell-checked.

As for the "final only" -ing, this seems similar to "cut/copy/clip and
paste" being treated as a unit.


Arnold Zwicky wrote:
> so the OED recognizes the variant with -ing only on the final element,
> but not (of course) the spellings "too" and "frow".

The American Dialect Society -

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