[Ads-l] to settle an argument

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 22 17:07:30 UTC 2015


> On Nov 22, 2015, at 8:55 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> "Play writing" or "play-writing."  My spell checker doesn't even recognize
> "playwriting," and so earns my respect.
> 
> For script doctors and sports strategists, "play-righting."
> 
> 
> JL

As opposed to authoring a horse opera, which is of course play-riding.

LH
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> On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 7:46 AM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>
> wrote:
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>> Subject:      to settle an argument
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>> The word for the action of writing a play, that is the action of being a
>> playwright:
>> is it spelled "playwriting" or "playwrighting"?
>> 
>> (the person who came up with this question also produced the metaphor
>> "it's just water over the bridge".)
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