Grant's new words in NYT

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sun Dec 21 12:43:46 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 07:27:37AM -0500, Grant Barrett wrote:
>> Typically for this sort of thing, the first few responses are
>> not auspicious.
> I specifically asked that we get some kind of exhortation to the
> readers that the comments take a turn for the positive, but the
> editors demurred.

Wouldn't have made any difference; people would still use the
space to complain about "hopefully", text-messaging lingo, and
Those Kids Today.

As you know :-(

Jesse Sheidlower

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