Talk:fittin

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fittin undeletion

I proposed we undelete fittin, it is a word that means to scheme, prepare, plan, or anticipate something and is common AAVE, these citations show widespread literary usage over at least the past ten years, interestingly enough it is not (yet?) conjugated/decclenationed and the gerund form is used exclusively. It was summarily deleted while I was still working on it.Lucifer (talk) 19:38, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Haven't looked at this one, but I am reminded of ballin', which in AAVE has a different meaning from balling. Equinox 19:59, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
The one citation on my talk page is for fittin', also it's in the present participle form I'm fittin' to. Also it seems to read like "I'm itching to", rather than "I'm scheming to". Anyway... you unwittingly linked to a load of citations that support it being the present participle of fit. I assume that was not your intention. Wouldn't be the first time you've torpedoed one of your own arguments, mind you. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:03, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
See Citations:fittin, fittin', fittin, and fitting#Verb (especially the citation). I spent most of the afternoon working on [[fit]]. Though there is a transitive sense of "make ready", it is not used reflexively or intransitively according to all the lemmings I've consulted. But I don't have access to the big lemming (OED). All of these seem very much like fixing#Verb (explicit sense) and not much else at [[fit#Verb]]. DCDuring TALK 23:51, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Is this a common misspelling of fittin'? By way of analogy, do we want jumpin, cookin, failin etc.? Mglovesfun (talk) 22:30, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
FWIW, I do interpret "fittin'" as dialect or eye dialect of "fixin'". - -sche (discuss) 23:43, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
But, see the quote at fitting#Verb. I wonder if DARE or OED have something about this. It could be read as a "reflexive" intransitive use of fit in the sense of "to ready". "I was readying myself to go", "I was fitting myself to go", "I was fitting to go." DCDuring TALK 00:42, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Which, BTW, is perfectly compatible with a similar reading of "fixing": "I was fixing (myself) to go". DCDuring TALK 00:44, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
And "I was setting (myself) to go". DCDuring TALK 00:47, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Closed as undeleted. bd2412 T 12:39, 8 August 2013 (UTC)