"Collateral damage" > "collateral"

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sat Mar 31 23:10:49 UTC 2012

On Mar 31, 2012, at 3:45 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> "Possible discriminatory effects on non-speakers of Welsh are
> justified as acceptable _collateral_."
> Taken from the abstract of a talk to be given at the SOAS, London.
> Presumably, the author vetted his abstract before e-mailing it around
> the world and saw nothing wrong.
> Or, he may simply have fucked up.

this is the very same example you posted about here on Sep 11, 2011, at 10:59 PM, to which i replied that this was just the extremely common "nouning by truncation".


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