Alexander Haig, continued

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sun Feb 21 16:16:21 UTC 2010

On Feb 21, 2010, at 7:27 AM, Bill Palmer wrote:
> The rest of the Guardian piece:...

some of the innovations in the parody look like nonce-formations,
while others have some currency (Haig's verbing of "caveat" is in the
OED, though marked as obsolete when transitive -- but in fact,
transitive "caveat" is now quite common, and useful). i haven't spent
the time going through the items one by one, but i suspect that the
verbings "context" and "obstacle" and the nouning "invent" are out

of course, this density of innovations is just outrageous.


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