[Ads-l] Heard: _nards_ "testes"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Aug 2 14:29:57 UTC 2015


So can ADS members expect the Newsletter of the American Dialect Society (e.g. http://www.americandialect.org/category/nads) to come out in a hypercorrect rhotic version as NARDS?

LH

> On Aug 2, 2015, at 12:18 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 7:58 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> HDAS: 1968-70.
>> 
>> Var. of "nads."
>> 
>> Cf. "nuts" and "nertz."
>> 
> 
> "Nads" just isn't good enough for these young whippersnappers, I reckon.
> -- 
> -Wilson
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> 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
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