[Ads-l] Origin of the term "Cry Wolof"

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Tue Oct 6 17:59:58 UTC 2015

In case Larry is too modest to speak up, I'll do it for him: It was Laurence Horn.
I believe he was also the one who popularized the expression on ads-l 
(As for just when, that should be easy to check.)
Gerald Cohen 
 Z Rice [zrice3714 at GMAIL.COM], Tuesday, October 06, 2015 12:50 PM:
In discussing the term "Cry Wolof", I realized that it's origin is being
attributed to two different people. I've been told that the term was made
popular by Jesse Sheidlower, while a few ADS posts (I believe even Gary
Wilson on the mailing list) seem to attribute its origin to Laurence Horn.
Does anyone know who originated the term and when?
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