Sheidlower in NY Times

Thomas Paikeday t.paikeday at SYMPATICO.CA
Tue Aug 22 15:35:36 UTC 2000

How about "indubitable," especially for the sound of it that makes
sense? I was told by the late Prof. Donald B. Sands (circa 1963, in an
Old English course!) that's what the pigeons are saying. If linguistic
change applies here, I wonder what the pigeons are saying 37 years

THOMAS M. PAIKEDAY, lexicographer since 1964
Latest work: "The User's(tm) Webster," Lexicography, Inc., 2000
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Fred Shapiro wrote:
>> Personally, "disambiguate" is my second favorite word -- I just like the
> sound of it.  (My first favorite is "antepenultimate").
> Fred Shapiro
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