[Ads-l] Query from Huffington Post: "Dumpster Fire"

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Wed May 11 22:00:42 EDT 2016


Nothing on the specifics but I note that Huffington Post is somewhat known 
for solicitation of articles, "for the exposure" as opposed to payment, from 
writers attempting commercial success.
Dave Hause
-----Original Message----- 
From: Cohen, Gerald Leonard
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:42 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Query from Huffington Post: "Dumpster Fire"

Today I received the request below about "dumpster fire"  but don't have an 
answer.
Would someone else perhaps be able to help?

Gerald Cohen



From: Claire Fallon [claire.fallon at huffingtonpost.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:59 PM
To: Cohen, Gerald Leonard
Subject: HuffPost interview query: "Dumpster fire"

Hi Gerald,

I'm a Books and Culture writer at HuffPost, and I'm working on an article 
about the phrase "dumpster fire" and its rather sudden ubiquity as an 
insult. I'm interested in speaking to lexicographers like yourself who might 
have some insight on its rise to popularity.

Please let me know if you'd be interested in speaking to me for the article; 
I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Best,
Claire

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Claire Fallon
Books & Culture Writer | THE HUFFINGTON POST
claire.fallon at huffingtonpost.com

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