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Re: Strong/strange verbs and spoonerisms (was RE:Ungrammaticalization?)

From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Thursday, July 22, 1999, 17:18
At 19:54 -0500 17.7.1999, Nik Taylor wrote:

>FFlores wrote: >> Or worse, "read, read, read", or "lead, led, led". > >Ah, and spelling only makes it worse. It can sometimes be impossible to >tell whether /rid/ or /rEd/ is intended. (Why, oh why, can't it be >spelt "red"?) >
Or at least "reade, read, read", to avoid confusion with the color term... WRT Soopnerisms: One famous case is the announcer who called the then Archbishop of Church of Sweden "Satan N=F6derblom" instead of "Natan S=F6derblom". Allegedly someone had joked with im about it just before. That "n=F6der" looks like the plural of _n=F6d_ "urge (to urinate/defecate) makes it even funnier to Swedes, but I hope the Satan/Natan thing is at least appreciable to Anglics. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B.Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> <melroch@...> Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)