Yee-ha(w) / "Rebel yell"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Dec 5 22:45:55 UTC 2006

Evans also defended Webster III from the Follett crowd.

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"Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU> wrote:
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On Dec 5, 2006, at 12:47 PM, George Thompson wrote:

> Bergen Evans edited or at least wrote the forward to an anthology
> of his
> works. But JL and I and a few others are no doubt the only ones here
> who remember Bergen Evans, too -- an English prof (at Northwestern?)


> who
> became a TV personality. Wrote a book on English usage, but perhaps
> that wasn't prescriptivist enough to stick in your memories.

Bergen Evans & Cornelia Evans, A Dictionary of Contemporary American
Usage (1957).

yes, it was unusual in taking actual usage into account in weighing
usage choices.


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