"Ancestors" including son; "was insinuated" = "happened"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue May 11 13:00:55 UTC 2004

On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 08:57:51AM -0400, Mark A. Mandel wrote:
> Catching up on notes:
> on Philadelphia station WHYY, PRI, date 04.4.24
> program: The Next Big Thing
> 2:33 p.m.: Father Robert /'kaes at l/ (presumably Castle) used the word
> "ancestors" to include the son of the person being referred to

We have a small pile of evidence for _ancestor_ 'descendant'. I first
started noticing this in the mid-1990s, and have recorded examples
even from highly educated people.

Jesse Sheidlower

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