A bit O/T - it seems that TEXT is now increasingly used as a VERB - thanks to mobile phones.   I am sure it never was. If so, is it regular or irregular?
Mike
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From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Peter Dillane
To: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: Cot and Caught in Pittsburg Re: 'Mind forged mAnacles'

I once came close to losing a set of fingers when a dog caught a cot  in
a steel mill -  pete (ps Australians would "cort the cort", we are also
unable to beguine the beguine)

Nancy Gish wrote:

>Ah, but you are assuming a distinction of the vowel sound.  I think most
>Americans now say the words without distinction as c ah t and not  c awe
>t.  No?
>Nancy
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>Nancy Gish wrote:

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>> But if a dog
>>caught a cot, it would be pretty stupid.
>>   
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>In Pittsburg (at least it was still so 50 years ago) One would say "I
>cot a nap on the caught this morning!"
>
>Carrol
>

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