[Ads-l] wazzock/wazzuck/wassock from waesock/waesuck?

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 24 16:21:27 UTC 2016

Words that have become nouns and have more than one part of speech, one of which is interjection, include: no, yes, ok

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 24 Aug 2016, at 02:04, Stephen Goranson <goranson at DUKE.EDU> wrote:
> OED has the spellings waesuck and waesucks but lacks the spellings waesock and waesocks, easily attested at google books and elsewhere.
> Are there known cases of a noun deriving from an interjection?
> Stephen Goranson
> http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/

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