"Smart Alec" in NY TIMES ignores Cohen; Newish Jewish

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 1 12:53:08 UTC 2002

On Sun, 1 Dec 2002 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    Gerald Cohen wrote about this in COMMENTS ON ETYMOLOGY.  "Smart alec" is
> discussed in the FYI section of Sunday's NEW YORK TIMES, but Cohen gets no
> credit!  BREWER'S is cited, but Adrian Room--who edited the new edition of
> BREWER'S--is likely to have relied on Gerald Cohen's work.  From FYI in the
> CITY section of today's NEW YORK TIMES:

Barry, what exactly is the circulation of Comments on Etymology, such that
every reporter is expected to have read and remembered every article in

Fred Shapiro

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