[Ads-l] annals of acronymic etymythology

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 2 09:47:13 EDT 2018

For The Atlantic, I take a look at the latest bogus etymology meme to sweep
the Internet, asserting that "tag" (the game) stands for "touch and go."


I'm hoping that if I keep repeating Larry Horn's term "etymythology" it'll
get some traction. Douglas Harper of the Online Etymology Dictionary chips
in with his own blend, "acronymphomania."



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