fortson at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Mon Apr 1 15:21:19 UTC 2002
A bunch of these are false hits--prepositional phrases beginning "in
memorial..." But a lot are for real, too, so "in memorial" is
definitely out there...
On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, Thomas Paikeday wrote:
> How common?
> If Google is a good representation of common usage, "in memorial" has
> 46,600 hits and "in memoriam" 202,000. So the more natural and
> grammatical form survives, unlike "memento" 301,000 and "momento"
> Tom Paikeday
> "A. Maberry" wrote:
> > On the outskirts of Seattle there is a very large billboard that reads in
> > part:
> > In memorial September 11, 2001
> > How common is "In memorial" and is becoming a common substitute for "In
> > memoriam" (which sounds far more natural to me)?
> > allen
> > maberry at u.washington.edu
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