Linguistic Innovation

Just the other day, I overheard someone saying that he “sunk up with [a coworker]” about a certain issue at a meeting. HA! Right, because “synchronize (up)” shortens to “sync (up)” which sounds like the verb sink, past tense sunk… God. That would make a great paper topic, “Syntactical innovation with verbal homonyms” or something. Man do I miss being a linguistics student sometimes.

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