USAGE: Verse, was: Re: Thorn vs Eth
|From:||Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 13:17|
This use of "verse" seems to be spreading among the young. Someone asked
about it on the Linguist List a while back (2 years ago? I lose track), and a
friend of mine in Massachusetts said her young (4-6 year old at the time?)
son used it, mystifying her until her husband explained it.
In a message dated 7/10/2002 1:22:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> : Is the use of 'verse' as a verb (a backformation of 'versus')
> common? I caught my 11-yo brother using it, among other people, and he
> was not even aware that 'versus' was spelt with a 'u'.