The wiener and its warming (and the OED)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Oct 31 23:34:20 UTC 2011

On Oct 31, 2011, at 7:06 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 6:44 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
>> mainstream
> Precisely le mot juste.

I'm not sure about that, but once bitten (by Michael Montgomery, when I committed a major faux pas in using the term "standard" after his LSA talk), twice shy.  I hope "mainstream" doesn't offend anyone swimming in other more tributaries (as I'm often doing myself, qua New Yorker), but youneverknow.


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