[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Aug 28 04:53:22 EDT 2018


PS I remember the Howdy Doody song plus "Save your pennies, soon you'll have a
nickel; save your nickels, soon...."
PPS If infra red, why not supra violet?

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.


Geoffrey Nunberg

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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