[Ads-l] Has prescriptivism won one?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 20 03:01:39 UTC 2015


On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 10:24 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com> wrote:

> "hot ice" is the term I grew up with in SE Michigan.


When it comes to slang and "regionalisms,"

Youneverknow.

I got a reprint of Cab Calloway's "Hepster's Dictionary, 1944 edition"
today, and I was surprised to find _hard_ glossed in it as "fine, good."
The only other place where I've heard "hard" used in that meaning is
Marshall, Texas.


-- 
-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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