Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 14:22:19 +0000 From: Lynne Murphy 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? lynne -- M. Lynne Murphy Assistant Professor in Linguistics Department of English Baylor University PO Box 97404 Waco, TX 76798