Nunberg on "curl up with a good book"
Gordon, Matthew J.
GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU
Wed Dec 8 21:35:21 UTC 2004
Nunberg pronounced the first syllable of Barry's name like 'pope'. Is this the vowel the "word sleuth" prefers? I had always said it to myself as "pop" as in the god-given name for carbonated beverages.
From: American Dialect Society on behalf of Benjamin Zimmer
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Subject: Nunberg on "curl up with a good book"
Nice Geoff Nunberg piece on NPR's "Fresh Air" today, ruminating on the
phrase "curl up with a good book". Geoff credits Barry Popik with finding
the first known citation.
Audio link here: <http://www.npr.org/rundowns/segment.php?wfId=4208928>.
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