[Ads-l] "How would *you* _game-plan against_ France?"

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Thu Jul 12 12:11:57 UTC 2018

Saving Arnold a few keystrokes, here is the link to many of his posts on this so-common-now-as-to-be-nearly-unremarkable compound, which he has even given an abbreviated name to (2pbfv’s, for 2-part backformed verbs): 
Grammarphobia fans will find many examples to add to their collections there.


> On Jul 11, 2018, at 11:55 AM, Mailbox <mailbox at GRAMMARPHOBIA.COM> wrote:
>> On  Jul 10, Jul 2018, at 13:28,  Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> Subject: "How would *you* _game-plan against_ France?"
>> American commentator at the World Cup
>> -- 
>> -Wilson
>> -----
> A reader of our blog Grammarphobia.com emailed us about a few similar verbs seen in the wild: to care-give, to firework (apropos of July 4), and to free ship (as in "Have you free shipped yet?"). 
> I often see (and hear) "dog walk," as in "a good place to dog walk."
> Pat O'Conner
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list