Assorted Comments -- Slums

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 23 15:45:24 UTC 2007

At 11:19 AM -0400 5/23/07, Doug Harris wrote:
>I've always thought of a slum as a dirty, crowded, crime-prone area.
>If someone doesn't do something soon to curb the climber count AND
>the rubbish they're leaving behind, we're gonna have to add to the
>list (of places with 'em) the slums of Kilimanjaro. And Everett,

that's the mountain that's so popular with climbers who can't count past two

>  and
>all the world's other major peaks.
>An 18-year-old (female) Californian recently became the youngest
>person to complete climbs to the top of the highest peaks on each
>of the seven continents. She did Kilimanjaro when she was 12.
>>  Well, there are the slums of Beverly Hills, from the eponymous late
>>  90's movie, but I imagine there's some irony involved there.
>>  LH
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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