[Ads-l] "Big ask"

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Jan 22 11:22:41 EST 2019


> On Jan 22, 2019, at 5:56 AM, Ben Yagoda <byagoda at UDEL.EDU> wrote:
> 
> I take a deep-ish dive into the phrase on my Not One-Off Britishisms blog, including a quote from Peter Reitan on this list, and the 1975 Australian use I mentioned here a couple of weeks ago.
> 
> http://notoneoffbritishisms.com/2019/01/21/big-ask/
> 
> Ben

from the past:

AZ on Language Log, 7/10/08: My ask:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=340

on the nouning of "ask"; with extensive comments from readers

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