[Ads-l] who

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 14 16:43:52 EST 2022


We like to think of ourself as a very personable university, as
universities go.  Maybe sort of like the incumbent Handsome Dan, a lifelike
and more than semi-personable bulldog.


On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 4:38 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 'Which.'  Cf. OED 11c (applied to personified or semi-personified objects,
> like ships and lifelike statues).
>
> Quora.com
>
> "How come the left hasn't cancelled Yale University, who was named after
> Elihu Yale? He was president of Fort St George, and was responsible for
> overseeing its slave trade."
>
> JL
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