[Ads-l] place, n.

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 29 09:17:05 EDT 2016

When Peggy on "Mad Men" used "place" with that meaning ("I'm in a very good
place right now"), John McWhorter rightly complained it was anachronistic
(the episode was set in 1963).


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On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 8:01 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> I don't see this in OED though it may be in there somewhere.
> 'Mental or emotional state.' Extremely common in recent years.
> Ex. from MSNBC: America "is not in a very trusting place now."
> "Space" is similarly used.
> JL

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