Re: backformation

Subject: Re: backformation
From: Rosie <ncrowe -at- PRIMENET -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 1994 13:46:07 -0700

On Tue, 20 Dec 1994, Richard Lippincott wrote:

> Sally said:

> >"Couth" is a backformation from "uncouth". The AHD even lists it as a
> >backformation.

> I guess that means that soon we'll see a back-formation of "disgruntled."

I'm whelmed by these back-formations.

Rosie (NorthCrowe)
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