[Ads-l] Fwd: "Pomoland" --

GUY LETOURNEAU Owner guy1656 at CENTURYLINK.NET
Tue Jul 14 16:09:26 UTC 2015


I thought it might be close to ski-lift country...

- Guy L.

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From: "Joel Berson" <berson at ATT.NET>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 5:42:32 AM
Subject: "Pomoland" -- does it exist, on earth or in the OED?

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      From: Joel Berson <berson at att.net>
 To: American Dialect Society <ads-l at listserv.uga.edu>=20
 Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2015 11:11 PM
 Subject: "Pomoland" -- does it exist?
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A contributor to an email list writes:

"[Subject] postneoliberal=C2=A0 [text] Oh, dear, I think I=E2=80=99ve wande=
red into Pomoland!"

Must be the country of the blind ... oops, the postmodernists.=C2=A0 Presum=
ably from "pomo" =3D "postmodermism".=C2=A0 NOt in OED.


There are a few hits for "Pomoland" in GBooks, but they leave me at a loss =
for their meaning or meanings.=C2=A0 (The 1874 and several others seem simp=
ly to be the name given by a fruit-grower to his orchard; I guess derived f=
rom "pome".)=C2=A0 Do some of these have a relationship to "Pomo" n.1 sense=
 2. A family of seven mutually unintelligible languages spoken in Californi=
a?=20

Joel




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