"go to prom" goes national (P.S.)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri May 26 13:40:30 UTC 2006

P.S.  In case it's relevant, the speaker and the main writer on the
show are both African-American, and the show is set in Seattle.


At 9:33 AM -0400 5/26/06, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>From the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC-TV)...
>The speaker is a 17-year-old girl and ovarian cancer survivor, niece
>of one of the head doctors on the show, who was brought into the
>hospital when she passed out while having sex after her senior prom,
>explaining why she hadn't let anyone know about the severe pains
>she'd been experiencing for a month prior to the event:
>"I wanted to go to prom, I didn't want to be the girl with cancer again."
>The medical staff concentrated on her cancer, leaving her anarthrous
>condition untreated.
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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