[Ads-l] "Mental", n

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 25 15:59:09 EST 2017


On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 10:21 AM, Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu>
wrote:

> With apologies if this has been discussed before, but 'mental' as a
> derogatory adjectival term for someone mentally ill is, I'd guess, at least
> fifty years old and probably pan-English.


I agree.


-- 
-Wilson
-----
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


More information about the Ads-l mailing list