[Ads-l] meaner

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jun 22 16:36:01 EDT 2017

> On Jun 22, 2017, at 4:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Nicolle Wallace, MSNBC, highly educated news anchor, novelist, and former
> communications director for G. W. Bush:
> "He did write the word 'meaner,' which I'm not even [sure is a real word] -
> I think it's 'more mean,' but I'm not a grammarian.”

“and since I don’t know how to read I can’t look it up in a printed or online dictionary before spouting off”.

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