unless I missed it...

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Mon Apr 1 18:45:28 UTC 2013


How did this article slip past the Times' content filters? It is a rational article about prescriptivism--surely that cannot be allowed to stand... 

Geoffrey S. Nathan 
Faculty Liaison, C&IT 
and Professor, Linguistics Program 
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> From: "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
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> ´┐Żnobody has mentioned this piece in yesterday's Times Sunday Review
> that relates to our earlier threads about nouning verbs (from "epic
> fails" to "asks" and apparently "solves".

> http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/30/those-irritating-verbs-as-nouns/

> LH

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