"Ancestors" including descendants
flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Tue May 11 18:54:09 UTC 2004
I've heard this too but attributed it to student ignorance. . . .
At 09:00 AM 5/11/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>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.
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