[Ads-l] to settle an argument

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 22 21:46:29 UTC 2015


Say that with Canadian Raising!

Herb

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 12:07 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> > On Nov 22, 2015, at 8:55 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> =
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> > "Play writing" or "play-writing."  My spell checker doesn't even =
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> > "playwriting," and so earns my respect.
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> > For script doctors and sports strategists, "play-righting."
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> As opposed to authoring a horse opera, which is of course play-riding.
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> LH
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> > On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 7:46 AM, James A. Landau =
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> >> The word for the action of writing a play, that is the action of =
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> >> playwright:
> >> is it spelled "playwriting" or "playwrighting"?
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> >> (the person who came up with this question also produced the metaphor
> >> "it's just water over the bridge".)
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