nominative coordinate objects

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Sun Aug 7 21:57:31 UTC 2005

On Aug 7, 2005, at 12:35 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

> While I agree completely with Arnold's main points, I'd like to
> point out that once you reach a certain age, even twenty or thirty
> years ago can seem to be "recent" in linguistic terms.

i'm not entirely sure about "in linguistic terms", but in life terms
it's not recent for me.  i have my medicare card, but, still, 20
years is almost a third of my lifetime, 30 years almost half.  those
days don't seem recent at all.  i tend to think of them as being in a
previous life.


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