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

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Nov 5 20:51:11 UTC 2015


The changing definition has been discussed at least twice on the list. BB

> Il giorno 5 nov 2015, alle ore 10:47, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> ha scritto:
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> 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:
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> "2. NORTH AMERICAN informal
>     (of a person) not disconcerted; unperturbed."
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> https://encrypted.google.com/#q=nonplused

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