Endangered specie (coinages)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 11 02:11:50 UTC 2012

On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> "wood wood"

Royal Ford, late automotive writer of The Boston Globe, asked, in his
review of the Rolls-Royce "Silver Whatever," asked,

"What is the point of [a dashboard made of walnut, with the] wood so
highly polished that it looks like plastic?"

Hence, if you drive a Rolls, it may sometimes actually be necessary to
point out that various appointments are made of *wood* wood, though
they appear to be made of plastic.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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