Re: Most common irregular verbs?
|From:||Patrick Littell <puchitao@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 18:01|
On 1/17/06, Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...> wrote:
> In my 'lect it's been reanalyzed that way, too:
> 'longue' becomes 'lounge', and it's pronounced
> /tSejs l&wndZ/. I'm not sure I've heard that
> usage from anybody outside my family (but
> I haven't ever heard /Sez lON/ or /tSejs lON/
> from anybody, period; probably because
> it's not a terribly common piece of furniture).
That's pretty common. (I mean "chase lounge" is common; the furniture is,
as you said, not terribly common.) Take a look on Google for "chaise
lounge"; it gets more hits than "chaise longue"!
When I was a kid, it was "chaste lounge" in my head -- a sort of lounge
chair for the chaste. People chasing each other in/with/around chairs didn't
make any sense, but associating archaic furniture with Victorian morality
wasn't too much of a stretch.