mock-stem [mock-stern]

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Slova

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Russian
Hi everyone!

I got back to reading Pet Sematary again and stumbled over "mock-stem" in -

"Have a good day," she said and kissed him again, lingeringly. But when she pulled away,
she was mock-stem. "And for Christ's sake remember that you're an administrator, not an intern or a second year resident!"

and also "the Catholic bishop Fulton J. Sheen began his remarks with a mock-stem" in http://www.kbroszko.dominikanie.pl/andrew/mteresa.htm


Please help.
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    and also "the Catholic bishop Fulton J. Sheen began his remarks with a mock-stem" in http://www.kbroszko.dominikanie.pl/andrew/mteresa.htm
    When you quote, it's best if you quote enough for us to understand without having to go to the page, especially when it's just a single sentence (although you may quote up to four sentences): (I wish I'd been at the one back in the '70s when the Catholic bishop Fulton J. Sheen began his remarks with a mock-stem, "Fellow sinners," and turned to President Carter to say, "And that means you, too." Carter and the audience roared.)

    I agree with Tazzler that it should be "mock-stern."
     

    Slova

    Senior Member
    Russian
    Sorry Copyright. I didn't mean to abuse links. In this case it was excessive indeed.

    Is it a misprint in both examples?
     
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