26th Century American English [was: semantic drift: "officer" PLUS bonus anecdote AND....]

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Apr 12 17:14:00 UTC 2008

At 4/12/2008 09:05 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Finally, Judge tells us that Americans of the 26th Century will find
>everyday 20th Century American English "pompous and faggy."

I don't have to wait until the 26 Century to find this!  Or even the
24th and a half.

By the way, does Judge equate "pompous" with "faggy"?


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