[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

Baker, John JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM
Sun Aug 26 09:25:09 EDT 2018


The classic example must be “iron curtain,” closely associated with a 1948 speech by Churchill.


John Baker


On Aug 26, 2018, at 8:29 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at DUKE.EDU<mailto:goranson at DUKE.EDU>> wrote:

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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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