From the annals of (two-part) back-formed verbs and irregularization, a Sheldon cartoon: (Hat tip to Greg Poulos.) I've posted here on two-part back-formed verbs at least twice: on the verb gay marry here, and on the verbs early/absentee/advance vote here. These are recent back-formations, but some examples are older; here are some 19th-century examples (the dates … Continue reading Scuba dove?
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