long pole in the tent

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jan 8 02:24:48 UTC 2008

My thought was aimed at making the point -- to researcher, Safire,
and Sunday Times Magazine editor -- that the research method leads to
false results, which seems likely to recur.


At 1/7/2008 09:06 PM, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
>On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 12:22:38PM -0500, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> > At 1/7/2008 11:54 AM, Joan H. Hall wrote:
> > >I also cautioned the researcher that the 1947 quote wasn't verified.
> >
> > Joan and Jesse, would a letter to the editor of the Sunday Magazine,
> > from one or both of you, be useful?
>I doubt there'd be much point, but a letter to Safire might
>ensure that there's a correction in the inevitable book
>Jesse Sheidlower
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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