02 May 2012

Actual Conversation at My House

“Do you consider ‘outgrabe’ as a strong predicate or a modifier?”

“I always read it as the past tense of a verb. ‘Mome’ is in the place for an adjective.”


“Oh, and in The Hunting of the Snark, ‘outgrabe’ is a verb: the Beaver ‘outgrabe in despair…’”

“That would do it.”


Nathan said...

I believe the present tense is "outgribe."

J. L. Bell said...

That's what Humpty Dumpty would say. But then he says that words mean exactly what he says they mean.