"flight", verb intr.?

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Jan 22 10:06:30 UTC 2010

On Jan 21, 2010, at 4:32 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> On another email list, someone referring to a Haitian colleague wrote
> "Fortunately, he's alive and flighted yesterday to Canada."
> An unusual employment of "to flight", intr.?  Why not "flew"? And
> with an unfortunate -- or perhaps intended? -- association with
> "fled" or "escaped"?

interesting verbing.  it gets a verb that means specifically 'take a
(plane) flight'.


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