[Ads-l] Say what, now?

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Wed Jul 28 21:40:19 EDT 2021

On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 8:52 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Heretofore, I've always thought of the use of _behind_ in the meaning of
> "after, as a consequence of, resulting from, subsequent to, et sim. [to the
> publication of a children's book]" as a peculiarity of Black English, cf.
> *behind* *prep* *2.b* in HDAS and *behind* *prep* in GDoS.
In a podcast I listen to they used to introduce one of the hosts as
"[name], the author behind the noir novels known as the [something or
other] trilogy." Some listeners started to tease them about it - wondering
what the difference is between the author behind [a book] and the author of
[a book]. I noticed that they changed the intro to "... the author of the
[something or other] trilogy".

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