to "lip-sync"

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Jan 23 18:55:21 UTC 2013

During a conversation with a colleague about recent Inauguration events, I realized, with astonishment, that I had just uttered the preterit of "lip-sync" as "lip-sank" (or should it be spelled "lip-sanc" or "lip-sanch"?).

Google gives a few thousand hits for "lip-sanc," a lesser number for "lip-sank" and "lip-sanch (with or without the hyphen, one word or two).


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