[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 26 08:25:57 EDT 2018


Geoff asked for words,  not sentences or quotations.

Mark


On Sun, Aug 26, 2018, 8:05 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> Such as "We are not amused'?
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> SG
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> GEOFFREY NUNBERG <nunbergg at GMAIL.COM>
> Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:20:07 AM
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> Subject: [ADS-L] words connected to a single provenance
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> I’ve been trying to come up with words in more-or-less general use that
> are associated with a single prominent historical or literary provenance —
> not hapax legomena, but items like “infamy,” which for most people who know
> it brings FDR’s Pearl Harbor speech to mind but which is used in other
> contexts as well.
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