gypsum/jimson wrapup

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Oct 18 12:23:32 UTC 2012

What an elegant little essay, Arnold!

I suppose in the "lonely" versions, the epithet could be regarded as a hypallage--transferring the idea of 'lonesomeness' from the life of a cowboy to a plant located in the scene.

From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Arnold Zwicky [zwicky at STANFORD.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:05 PM

on my blog, with photos:

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