the early days of "baloney"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri May 3 13:04:44 UTC 2013

On May 3, 2013, at 8:52 AM, W Brewer wrote:

> Hmmm... Zimmer .... Zimmer.   I seem to recall a Karl Zimmer at Berkeley.
> Turkish.  Any connection?

And if anyone is wondering, "Turkish" above is elliptical for "An authority on ____" or "Works on____" (yes, he's long since emeritus, but still going strong), although "Nominal Compounds" would have served as well.  He's not Turkish himself.  And no, no connection (I don't believe); there are rooms and rooms full of Zimmers.


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