A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Tue Sep 18 15:42:31 UTC 2001

I agree wholeheartedly.

maberry at

On Tue, 18 Sep 2001, Joanne M. Despres wrote:

> I'd like to join the chorus of support for Barry Popik, whose
> research is certainly very well respected (and extensively utilized)
> here.  As far as the more ephemeral locutions and non-naturalized
> foreign phrases in his mailings are concerned, from my
> perspective, you just never know what will end up taking root in the
> language later on, so it can't hurt to err on the side of inclusiveness
> when collecting data.  In this business, we're far more often
> stymied by a lack of information than an overabundance of it!
> Joanne Despres
> Dating Editor
> Merriam-Webster, Inc.

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