[Ads-l] Treasure-trove or trove?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 30 14:31:06 UTC 2015


On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 8:46 AM, Michael Quinion wrote:
>
> This is an interesting event. I've not only been extensively quoted in the
> British newspaper The Guardian today on the subject of "trove", but also
> provoked a change to its style guide. It's not every decade I do that!
>
>   http://wwwords.org/trove

Very nice! I also tackled "trove" when I was responding to reader
questions for the NYT "On Language" column:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/magazine/09FOB-onlanguage-t.html

I give examples of standalone "trove" back to 1791.

--bgz

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