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Re: infix

From:Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Monday, March 26, 2001, 20:07
On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Frank George Valoczy wrote:

> Just curious after having watched Snatch (I had of my fav films > thus far was Lock Stock and two Smoking Barrels), are the constructions > > absofuckinglutely > > and > > confuckingfounded > > examples of infixing?
Yup. The only infix in English (except for -bloody- in British English). Absolfuckinglutely is the classic example. One of my office mates was a linguist (yeah, I'm just a lowly literature person) and he showed me an article analyzing -fucking- as an infix. I wish I could remember the author. --Pat --------------------------------------------------------------------- Living your life is a task so difficult, it has never been attempted before.


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