Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri Oct 14 04:48:56 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> On 10/11/2011 7:35 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> > Really? Why not just "occupy"--we now have "Occupy Wall Street" (OWS),
> > "Occupy [city]", "Occupy Capitol", and, last, but not least
> > (obviously), "Occupy Everything". And it's got perfect timing for WOTY
> > voting.
> And we are now supposed to call them "occupy activists" or "occupy
> protestors". I'm waiting for a Nunberg piece on the subject... (or
> Zimmer ... or Zwicky--I don't want to discriminate, but they come later
> in the alphabet ;-)  )

While we wait for the definitive Nunbergian take, here's mine:



Ben Zimmer

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