lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Thu May 3 10:51:51 UTC 2001
--On Thursday, May 3, 2001 5:37 am -0500 Amy Burns Short
<amyb88 at BELLSOUTH.NET> wrote:
>> Tonight, I read an engagement notice. The second paragraph referred to
>> future bride as
>> "the bride-elect" (quotation marks mine). New term to me.
>> Jordan Rich
> This expression appears in one of the local papers; I'd just thought of it
> more as a regionalism. Its usage is mildly jarring to this reader.
I've seen it as well--I assume in western NY state papers, since that's the
only place I read the wedding announcements.
M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH
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