[Ads-l] 'Nonfiction novel" arrives at the West Indies

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 9 01:13:25 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 8:15 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> "Fiction novel" is a nice retronym, up there with "analog watch", =
> "biological mother", and "World War I"

"Frontlash, frontslash, frontwoods." I heard the last for the first time
only today, though it's easily Googled back to the 19th C.

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

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