Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 14:22:19 +0000

From: Lynne Murphy M_Lynne_Murphy[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BAYLOR.EDU

Subject: absquatulate/obsquatulate

can anyone tell me about the currency of the word 'absquatulate'? DARE

has 3 intransitive senses and 1 transitive, but only 2 of those senses

have examples from this century. do people know/use it?



M. Lynne Murphy

Assistant Professor in Linguistics

Department of English

Baylor University

PO Box 97404

Waco, TX 76798