[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

Clai Rice cxr1086 at LOUISIANA.EDU
Mon Aug 27 13:27:09 EDT 2018


Language is fossil poetry, right?

leviathan
pandemonium
valediction
slouching
wine-dark


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> From: "GEOFFREY NUNBERG" <nunbergg at GMAIL.COM>
> Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:20:07 AM
> Subject: words connected to a single provenance
> 
> 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.
> 
> Geoff
> 
> Geoffrey Nunberg
> School of Information,
> University of California, Berkeley
> Berkeley, CA 94720-4600
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