ADS-L nouning & SBOTY's

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Feb 24 15:48:38 UTC 2010

At 2/24/2010 01:13 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>posted on here:
>The American Dialect Society -

So, have I created (or merely awakened?) two candidates for
SBOTY?  (No, not what you're thinking -- "Sleeping Beauty of the Year"!)

      predict (n) = "A prediction. Obs. rare{em} 1."  (First and)
last use in 1609.

      true (v) = "1. trans. To prove true, verify. Obs.
rare{em}1."  (First and) last use in 1647.  (I am gratified to
observe that here I am following in the footsteps of another New
Englander playful with words, Nathaniel Ward of Aggawam.)

Joel Berson
of Menotomy

The American Dialect Society -

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