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ADS-L Digest - 15 May 1998 to 16 May 1998 98-05-17 00:00:14
There are 7 messages totalling 266 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. New Word?
2. "Is it raining out?"
3. Phrase catching
4. hearn
5. 2 CFPs
6. RE>Bobbysoxer; Chairman of the Board
7. nativisms


Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 00:30:03 -0500
From: "Donald M. Lance"
Subject: New Word?

Your message has been enqueued and undeliverable for 1 day

A Canadian server was unable to complete delivery of a msg I sent but will
try off and on for 3 more days. I'm sure it will get through to the
addressee on Monday when the office it's being sent to stokes the ole
computer. (I'm not asking what's going on; I understand that. See next

This 'enqueued' (enqued in USian) is reminiscent of the 'undecode' that I
posted earlier. Is there a redundancy or a pleonasm at work here? There
are only two instances here, and we all know it takes three trees to make a
row, but do we see a pattern emerging here? Earlier I joshed about geek
grammar, but some kind of linguistic principle rather than a "mistake" must
account for these forms.