laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu May 3 00:48:14 UTC 2001
At 11:51 AM +0100 5/3/01, Lynne Murphy wrote:
>--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.
>>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.
Is it always "bride-elect" and never "groom-elect" in these notices?
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