NYT on Daniel Cassidy

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Thu Nov 8 17:18:43 UTC 2007

On Nov 8, 2007, at 9:06 AM, Joel Berson wrote:

>> ...  In a
>> fast-paced spiel (speal, cutting, sharp speech) [snip]
> "spiel" from the Irish?!!  I presume one could
> argue more cogently from the Yiddish.

oh, it just gets better.

possibly from German, as the OED has it.  but surely Germanic.

i know, Cassidy would say that the OED is just prejudiced against Irish.


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