Disappeared as transitive

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Tue Mar 19 15:32:43 UTC 2013

On 3/19/13 12:00 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
> "It doesn't make sense. It isn't even good grammar. What the hell does it
> mean when they disappear somebody?"
> "I don't know."
> JL
Coming into the conversation late: any parallels in use of "vanish"?
And what about not Argentina, but stage magic as a source of this

(Just brainstorming at this point: haven't done the legwork yet.)

(Apologies if this has already been suggested. . . )

---Amy West

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