quote = 'say or write (something memorable)'

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Fri Aug 20 12:25:27 UTC 2010

I suspect the problem originates with our students' penchant (in their writing) for referring to anything THEY quote as a "quote":  for example,  ". . . as Emerson suggests in the following quote."  That makes Emerson the author of the "quote"--the quoter.


From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Jonathan Lighter [wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 12:17 PM

Reading this reminded me of the many times I read it in freshman themes in
the 1980s and probably '70s:

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quoted The more you sweat in peace the less you bleed in war?* *sun tzu*.*


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