Barry Popik namecheck

Michael Quinion wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Sat Apr 5 12:37:28 UTC 2008

Someone billed as Jennifer 8. Lee (is this a misprint, I wonder, or have
numbers become the new initials?) writes in the New York Times online
today about apples, apple trademarks and legal action arising therefrom.
She quotes Barry Popik and describes him as a "cultural etymologist". It's
a neat term that I may appropriate without credit ...

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
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