[Ads-l] "antedate" for _pothole_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 7 04:52:09 UTC 2014


On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 11:35 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am not questioning the anachronism in "Pemberley", but the implication
> that somehow a 'pot hole' can be a naturally occurring hole generally, but
> not in a road, at least not before 1889.
>

Were roads before 1889 generally paved as they are, today? Pot holes as
they occur in the paved streets of today don't naturally occur in dirt
roads and gravel roads.


-- 
-Wilson
-----
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


More information about the Ads-l mailing list