Re: Escapee

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Subject: Re: Escapee
From: "Ken Rogers" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 17:47:01 +1000
For those who care,
The Addendum to "The Shorter English Dictionary on Historical Principles"
gives the etymology of 'escapee', meaning 'One who has escaped' as "[f.
ESCAPE v. + -EE after Fr, echappe, subst. use of pa. pple. of echapper.]".
Sorry I can't do the italics or the acute accent on the second e of echappe.
It would seem that escapee as escaper was never wrong and didn't have to be
accepted 'by virtue of usage'.
Ken Rogers
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