Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat May 26 18:21:11 UTC 2007

At 11:00 AM -0700 5/26/07, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
>i've been sort-of-watching a long Biography episode about Johnny
>Depp.  one of his biographers provides a great many comments about
>Depp and his work -- always referring to him as "Johnny Depp", never
>"Johnny" or "Depp".  (almost everyone else uses "Johnny" all the
>time, though the narrator seems to use FN + LN at the beginning of a
>new segment of the show and in summary statements.)  very awkward
>effect, as though the guy was introducing Depp into the discourse
>again and again.
Ah, the Robert Jordan effect.  Didn't Hemingway keep doing that in
_For Whom the Bell Tolls_?
That's what I associate the practice with.


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