Jun. 30th, 2017

stoutfellow: My summer look (Summer)
There was a discussion yesterday on the American Dialect Society's mailing list. One of the regulars had heard an interesting expression used on the news, and he presented it, together with a proposed explanation of its origin. Another regular offered a different explanation, and I chimed in with yet another.

The original poster has written a brief (three paragraphs or so) article on it, and in it he cites and quotes the two of us who responded.

This is the second time in my life that I've gotten a mention in a linguistics post or article. In neither case was there anything of great moment involved; even so, I find myself inordinately pleased. (The title of this post is apropos.)

(I'm being deliberately ultravague about the actual content, because it's his article, and won't be appearing for a couple of weeks.)

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