The Last "Mohican"?
jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Aug 10 19:50:15 UTC 2005
On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 03:49:30PM -0400, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 03:40:55PM -0400, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
> > HDAS cites "Rapper's Delight" from 1979: "Drive off in a def OJ." The OED
> > draft entry chooses to transcribe the line as "death OJ" and puts the cite
> > in brackets.
> Ben, the use of the word "choose" here suggests that it was an
> arbitrary decision. In fact, as OED explains in its
> etymological note:
Whoops, I now see that Ben saw this note before I had the chance to
reply. Sorry for all the extra traffic, folks.
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