[Ads-l] more back-formed verbs being skated out on the ice

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Mar 26 02:32:17 UTC 2016

Just encountered in the wild: "I've never score-kept a hockey game".  I then tried Googling the verb (in the past tense) and got a small handful of other hits, curiously all for hockey rather than other sports.  Strange.  One was part of a double back-flip:

"I never penalty tracked for both teams at the same time and never score kept."

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