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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,
kesuari@YAHOO.COM.AU writes:

> [1]: 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'. > > Tristan. >


Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>