Taking candy from a baby

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Apr 1 14:44:02 UTC 2010

At 7:34 AM -0700 4/1/10, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>On Apr 1, 2010, at 6:47 AM, Larry Horn wrote:
>>At 12:59 AM -0400 4/1/10, Neal Whitman wrote:
>>>My blog post on the nautical, acronymic origin of the expression
>>>candy from a baby":
>>>Neal Whitman
>>>Email: nwhitman at ameritech.net
>>>Blog: http://literalminded.wordpress.com
>>And I notice that you waited until just after midnight at the end of
>>3/31 to post it...
>and on Language Log, i've posted a bulletin from the Association for
>Psychological Science:
>AZ, 4/1/10: Silent no longer:
>  http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2225
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

There's also a great Onion clip appropriate unto the day:


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