Newsgroups: alt.usage.english, sci.lang
From: "Peter T. Daniels" <gramma...@verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 09:56:26 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Sun, Sep 30 2012 12:56 pm
Subject: Re: square meters Re: Olympic question(s)
On Sep 30, 10:34 am, "analys...@hotmail.com" <analys...@hotmail.com>
> On Sep 30, 8:39 am, "Peter T. Daniels" <gramma...@verizon.net> wrote:???
> > On Sep 30, 3:49 am, "Guy Barry" <guy.ba...@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> > > "Peter T. Daniels" wrote in messagenews:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > > > What is a "sprog"? Context suggests it's a brooksism for 'heir to the
> > > Slang term for "child".
> > sounds just as rude as "snog" and "shag."
> PTD's linguistic dogmatist hat must have been off ("the attachment of
Where did you get that from????
You actually _know about_ what are usually called "expressives" (not
> Here is an interesting snippet on this topic:Note, BTW, the attribution of "funny k" to Mel Brooks.
> Phonetic Intensives
> flame, flare, flash, flicker
> Mel Brooks, a famous comedian, once said that the k sound is the
> Certain sounds are associated with certain images or ideas in English.
> end quote.
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