"They Also Serve Who Only Vote on 'Ain't'" in NYT

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 24 01:32:07 UTC 2006

This makes us gatekeepers...er, AHD Usage Panelists seem a bit like a
bunch of hidebound fuddy-duddies being slowly dragged into the 20th
century (not to speak of the 21st), but as they say, there's no bad
publicity.  Of course, not *all* panelists were interviewed for the
piece, although of our confreres, Erin McKean and Geoff Nunberg are
quoted, along with various self-described "mossbacks" and "syntax

LH, snubbed again

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