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I’m not insane, dethaw is a word

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 21, 2003

I’m not insane, dethaw is a word.

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R.Jul 21, 2003 at 8:53PM

I’m sure there’s a linguistic term for the munging together of defrost and thaw that this seems to illustrate.

flipsquireJul 22, 2003 at 3:06AM

Why not save yourself the effort of enunciating that superfluous syllable and use “thaw”?

plotJul 22, 2003 at 4:25AM

you are insane. it just so happens others are too.

captain obviousJul 22, 2003 at 8:42AM


AliceJul 22, 2003 at 4:09PM

you should submit it to the OED. http://oed.com/public/inside/revision.htm

AaronJul 22, 2003 at 4:10PM

To “dethaw” would be to freeze, right? You’re insane.

BethJul 22, 2003 at 6:17PM


brittaJul 24, 2003 at 10:53PM

how amusing that this is now the third result on google for “dethaw”.

dragonNov 06, 2003 at 11:58PM

I can only find it in http://www.thefreedictionary.com/thaw … and when something is free it is probably worth what was paid for it… I’ll side with Mirriam, Webster and the OED - there is no such word as “dethaw”… although, if unpeel is allowed, why not?

KRSDec 21, 2003 at 11:24AM

I looked up this word too on google dethaw is a cool word.

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