[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sun Aug 26 08:29:08 EDT 2018


Elementary



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> From: American Dialect Society <...> on behalf of
> GEOFFREY NUNBERG <...>
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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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