Date: Thu, 23 Mar 1995 10:59:46 -0800
From: Allen Maberry maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: Words for 1995!
That is what struck me as well. Someone may have pointed out the spelling
problem as I didn't notice the sign this week. The semantics are probably
more significant. Is this an isolated case or is -able taking on a new
I have seen so much idiosyncratic orthography lately that
it is impossible to even remember all of it. Our local high school did
have a banner a couple of years back proclaiming "We love are Turks" in
honor of the football team.
On Wed, 22 Mar 1995, Larry Horn wrote:
Garagable? not garageable? Both the orthography/phonology mapping and the
morphology/semantics mapping strike me as being rather counterintuitive. I'd
expect a car to be garageable, not a house to be garagable. But, as they say,