Gremlins; WAC talk (1944); Lookit; Melanie's etymology page
avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Mon Jun 14 18:20:59 UTC 1999
Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> MELANIE'S "LOGICAL WORLD OF ETYMOLOGY" WEB SITE (REVISITED)
> Someone gave the web address of a site that debunked that "1500s"
> etymologies posting. It is Melanie's etymology page.
> I reviewed 'The Logical World of Etymology" web site here about two years
> ago and said that it was being done by a complete twit. I revisited it--the
> site's name has changed, but she's still a twit.
> After all these years, she has yet to join either the American Dialect
> Society or the American Name Society (or both). Neither Society's web page
> is linked to her pages.
> She gives a bibliography, but essential books are not there. The _Random
> House Historical Dictionary of American Slang_ is STILL not there! Go to
> any bookstore, Melanie! They're big, thick books! Buy yourself a copy!
> She's not too good with the web (Yahoo ain't that difficult!) and she
> doesn't consult electronic databases (JSTOR, et al.).
> She doesn't know anyone in the field and will probably draw a blank if
> you mention Peter Tamony, David Shulman, Fred Shapiro, Gerald Cohen, or me.
> She does no original etymological work herself.
> However, she does photograph well.
She doesn't know much about Italian either. I have sent corrections on their
Italian word for Germany (it's "Germania"), vs. German ("tedesco", never
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