CBS News Article from Barry Popik

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Mar 6 01:21:45 UTC 2001


At 1:07 AM -0500 3/6/01, Barry Popik wrote:
>
>>>From www.cbs.com (60 MINUTES II):
>
>CBS News Online
>http://cbsnews.com/now/story/0,1597,276541-412,00.shtml
>

And note especially the first two sentences, which read like one of
those "Words of One Syllable" squibs in the New Yorker:

For decades, folks on both sides of the Atlantic agreed that for all
their similarities, the British and Americans belong to two distinct
cultures that are separated by a common language.  But now, thanks to
the subversive influence of a 32-year-old lexicographer named Jesse
Sheidlower, that language is destined to become more common than ever.

Common is as common does.

--larry
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