Proposal: A separate antedatings list

Lynne Murphy m.l.murphy at SUSSEX.AC.UK
Sun Nov 4 16:15:21 UTC 2007

I receive ADS-L in digest form, and usually skip a whole day's digest if I
see that the titles are mostly about antedatings and local food terms.  I'm
sure I miss a lot that would've been worth my while to read, but it's a
pain to click through all those messages to get to the potentially
interesting ones when I know that I've got 50 other messages that need to
be read in my inbox each morning.  So, I'll go against what seems to be the
flow here and say that I would welcome a separate antedatings list.


--On Sunday, November 4, 2007 2:05 am +0000 ronbutters at AOL.COM wrote:

> The American Dialect Society is devoted to the study of the English
> language in America. So just about anything goes--but maybe in moderation?
> Thanks, though, to those who have suggested ways of dealing with 30
> messages per day (15 of which usually come from the same 3 or 4 people)
> without taking the drastic measure of removing myself from what is
> certainly a VIGOROUS list. It seems clear to me that most of the people
> who have not signed off already like it the way it is. I still think it
> would be a good idea to limit everyone to perhaps ten messages a week.
> ------Original Message------
> From: Joel S. Berson
> Sender: American Dialect Society
> ReplyTo: American Dialect Society
> Sent: Nov 3, 2007 7:10 PM
> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Proposal: A separate antedatings list
> To those who would like one or more separate lists, or those who wish
> to unsubscribe but have sent their requests to the wrong  list address:
> What subjects do you propose should remain on ADS-L?
> Joel
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Dr M Lynne Murphy
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language
Arts B135
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QN

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