technical titles

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed May 27 14:57:36 UTC 2009

i had occasion yesterday to refer to a Pullum & Zwicky paper,
"Condition Duplication, Paradigm Homonymy, and Transconstructional
Constraints" and marveled at our title, which is a little miracle of
technical terminology (none with an ordinary-English equivalent) and
also manages to coordinate three seven-syllable nominals.

then in the latest (June) Scientific American, i came across this
wonderful article title (from the Astrophysical Journal in 2007):
"Externally-Polluted White Dwarfs with Dust Disks".


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