[Ads-l] Not "150th anniversary," writes...

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 30 19:46:47 UTC 2015


Exceptional (but for the 150 part)? Not to my ear. I hear references to
seven-year and ten-year anniversaries all the time.
On Mar 30, 2015 3:37 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Smithsonian magazine, but
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> "150 year [sic] anniversary."
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> "Merciful speed!", as my mother used to say.
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