Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 14:56:45 -0500
From: Larry Horn laurence.horn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: "doubled perfect"

At 2:32 PM -0500 2/18/98, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
'Side trac(k)ted' _may_ arise from a confusion of 'track' and 'tract';
thus the latter becomes regular past/p.p. 'tracted.' Admittedly, I
haven't heard 'tract' used as a verb, but we had a former colleague (no
names) who said and wrote 'tract' for our dual-track linguistics
program: thus, we have a theoretical tract and an applied tract.
Anyone else ever encounter this?!

I've heard/seen both tenure tract and digestive track.