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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Caption to a picture in the news:
Tree branches bender under the weight of fallen snow on a residential street in Amman.
What’s going on here?
Is bendering bending over further than just bending? (Somehow it feels to me like it might be.) Is this the “frequentative” – er making an appearance? Blending with render (up your load of snow), tender (your resignation/surrender to the load), slender (and therefore bending way over under the weight), tottering, quivering, shivering or some of the other – er verbs implying weakness or instability?
Or is it just a mistake, even a typo, for bended , as in bent?
Anyway, it caught my eye.
Last edited by DavidTuggy (2013-01-19 18:18:29)
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