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

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 30 20:50:50 UTC 2015


Some historical background on "N-year" (and "N-month") "anniversary":

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/magazine/18onlanguage-anniversary.html

On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 3:46 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
>
> 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:
>>
>> Smithsonian magazine, but
>>
>> "150 year [sic] anniversary."
>>
>> "Merciful speed!", as my mother used to say.

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