[Ads-l] Very Sad News

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Oct 28 16:57:42 EDT 2017


> On Oct 28, 2017, at 4:18 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Just this morning I realized we hadn't heard from Joel in a long while. Now
> this. I always looked forward to his good humored, erudite posts.
> 
> Most depressing.
> 
> JL

Yes, very sad indeed. It seems like just last week--but I see it was last May--that we were exchanging thoughts and references about the relations between Medusa and vagina dentata.   Joel will be missed, here and elsewhere.  Nice to know more about his life and legacy.

Larry
> 
> On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Very sad news, indeed! Joel was one of the best.
>> 
>> On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> I have some very sad news to report.  Joel Berson, a longtime active
>>> contributor to this listserv, has passed away.  Joel was an independent
>>> scholar whose curiosity and diligence enriched us here and undoubtedly
>> made
>>> a positive impact on many others who knew him.  His discoveries advanced
>>> knowledge of the English language and knowledge of the 18th century, a
>>> period that was clearly of great interest to him.  Below is a link to an
>>> obituary.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Fred Shapiro
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> https://obittree.com/obituary/us/massachusetts/arlington/
>>> keefe-funeral-home---arlington/joel-s-berson/2961961/
>>> 
>>> [https://obittree.com/include/storage/cache/bom/
>>> 8a7808d6032e55818a794a58fd52c22e.jpg]<https://obittree.com/
>>> obituary/us/massachusetts/arlington/keefe-funeral-home--
>>> -arlington/joel-s-berson/2961961/>
>>> 
>>> Joel S. Berson Obituary - Arlington, MA | ObitTreeā„¢<https://obittree.
>>> com/obituary/us/massachusetts/arlington/keefe-funeral-home--
>>> -arlington/joel-s-berson/2961961/>
>>> obittree.com
>>> Joel S. Berson Obituary - A Memorial Service will be held at a later
>> date.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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>>> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> -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
>> 
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