[Ads-l] perseverate

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 5 17:14:12 UTC 2014


I think it *is* correct. Or, at least, I think the Oxford Dict. of Amer.
English thinks it's correct:

Definition of perseverate in English
<http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/perseverate>
:
verb

[no object] Psychology

Repeat or prolong an action, thought, or utterance after the stimulus that
prompted it has ceased.


On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 5:26 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> I read the following in an article about 'Bitcoin Boy' at nymag.com:
> "...and perseverating about gadgets to weary family members."
>
> I don't think this is a correct usage of an obscure psychological term.
> Comments?
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