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i don't think it's on purpose - i think it's like "axing" a question or "for all intensive purposes" or "I'm an internal optomist." Malpropism's humorless cousin?
January 24, 2013 at 12:25 PM
But "axing" a question is a cultural thing, and "internal optimist" is an edumacation thing. I agree that in my "ranteen," I give it a maliciousness that it perhaps doesn't deserve. But language patterns have origins. And if the origin of ing-een is not regional ... not cultural ... not ignorant ... then where did it come from and why is it still here?
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January 24, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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