to "incent"

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Dec 3 15:27:10 UTC 2007

On Dec 3, 2007, at 7:17 AM, i wrote:

> On Dec 2, 2007, at 1:40 PM, Jon Lighter wrote:
>> According to this list sponsored by _Vocabula_, to "incent" has
>> broadened its semantic range to mean merely to "motivate":

> ... i assume this is the work of Robert Hartwell Fiske, although no
> author
> is identified for the list.  much of it is first-person, and much of
> it is pronouncement from on high -- Fiske's usual style.
> on the other hand, it might just be a compendium of nominations for
> Worst Words that people have sent in, so that different people are
> speaking in different entries.

i now see that there's internal evidence that the entries come from
different people.


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