"Because NOUN" (aka "because" as a preposition)

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Sun Oct 20 02:58:26 UTC 2013

Guest script on the Grammar Girl podcast tracing the history of what
they've named "because NOUN" on Language Log and elsewhere. The episode
sums up a 2012 LL post and various other sources, including comments on
that post, a few other language blog posts and alt.usage.english threads
and Know Your Meme on the variant known as "because racecar":

Hat tip to Ben, who pointed me to the LL post
(http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4068) when I blogged about this
a few months ago. Links to the other sources are in the script.


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