SOTA alert

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Mon Dec 29 22:59:38 UTC 2008

On Dec 29, 2008, at 12:54 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:

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> from the paper of record (NYT today, C11)
> Book review by Janet Maslin of Carol O'Connell's _Bone by Bone_:
> Dramatically "Bone by Bone" is defuse...It has no real central
> character.
> [Since I assume both words are in the relevant dictionary, there's no
> Cupertino effect to blame]

hmm.  the opposite substitution is already in the ecdb:

the Maslin example looks like an ordinary mis-spelling to me, but i
could be wrong.


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