[Ads-l] Retronym: to eye-read

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Fri Nov 6 13:25:27 UTC 2015

Evidently most style manuals now encourage (or require) the addition of the term "print" to a listing in a bibliography if, you know, the item is printed.


From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
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Subject: Re: Retronym: to eye-read
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Subject:      Re: Retronym: to eye-read

> 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 =3D
are reading. One member just posted (spelling etc. not corrected by me):
>> I eye-read =3D93After You=3D94 by Jojo Moyes - and oh what a =3D
disappointment after loving =3D93Me After You.=3D94 So glad I got the book =
from the library and didn=3D92t waste an audible credit on it.
> The reference to Audible should make it clear that eye-reading is =3D
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 =3D
club), audiobooks are probably more common in the mentions of recent =3D
books read, given that most combine knitting with the enjoyment of =3D
spoken-word entertainment.=3D20
> And this is while there=3D92s still controversy in other quarters =3D
whether listening to an audiobook qualifies as reading=3D85
> 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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