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#1 2013-01-19 17:15:10

DavidTuggy
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bender < bend

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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#2 2013-01-19 18:59:07

kem
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Re: bender < bend

Could be an anticipation error (bendER undER).

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