Way OT: A Pair of Fruits

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri Feb 29 02:59:54 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 8:42 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 6:11 PM, JAMES A. LANDAU <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:
>  >
>  >  Incidentally, does anyone outside the NY Times use the spelling "lede"?
>  Seems so. Googits "about 171,000 for lede newspaper*".

For more on "lede", along with other journalistic respellings ("dek",
"graf", "hed", etc.), see Mark Liberman's Language Log post:


--Ben Zimmer

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