Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Mar 28 13:56:47 UTC 2012

On 3/28/12 12:00 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
> Date:    Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:41:35 -0400
> From:    Wilson Gray<hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: "Sweater-vest"
> "Sweater-vest"?!
> WTF is that?! Don't you mean,
> "Sleeveless sweater"?

Not in my dialect. Sweater vest it is. And that tells me something
particular: it's usually v-neck and can be buttoned or buttonless.

And regarding historical fashion/costume, I recently wore a "sleeved
waistcoat," not a coat. Just to make you crazy.

---Amy West

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

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