[Ads-l] NYimes.com: "non(-)plused"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 5 18:47:16 UTC 2015


Though I'd never seen this spelling until a few minutes ago, "non-plused"
is easily Googlable to at least 1657 and "nonplused" to at least 1661.

But what's really disturbing is the definition:

"2. NORTH AMERICAN informal
     (of a person) not disconcerted; unperturbed."

https://encrypted.google.com/#q=nonplused
-- 
-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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