Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue May 1 14:10:06 UTC 2007

At 11:36 PM -0500 4/30/07, Sarah Lang wrote:
>Annoying when you actually live in the "ghetto" and have to clarify.
>Or, frankly, when it comes out of the mouth of your students who(se
>parents) are paying $50K for them to go to school.

Yup.  Adjectival "ghetto" was a popular selection for the New Words
Journal of my "English Words" students at Yale in 2003 and 2004.
Well, I suppose some of them were on scholarship, so someone else was
paying the relevant $50K.


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