[Ads-l] Retronym: to eye-read

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 6 03:11:35 UTC 2015

> On Nov 5, 2015, at 4:25 PM, Chris Waigl <chris at LASCRIBE.NET> wrote:
> I hang out on a forum sometimes where people mention what books they are reading. One member just posted (spelling etc. not corrected by me):
>> I eye-read “After You” by Jojo Moyes - and oh what a disappointment after loving “Me After You.” So glad I got the book from the library and didn’t waste an audible credit on it.
> The reference to Audible should make it clear that eye-reading is meant in contrast to listening to an audiobook.

Yes, I think it must.  Very nice.

> As this is a group of knitters primarily (rather than, say, a book club), audiobooks are probably more common in the mentions of recent books read, given that most combine knitting with the enjoyment of spoken-word entertainment. 
> And this is while there’s still controversy in other quarters whether listening to an audiobook qualifies as reading…
> Chris

But they always tell me at the end of the Playaway or last CD "Thank you for being an Audiobooks reader" so it must qualify as reading.  ;-)

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