"crash blossoms" redux

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 31 15:00:58 UTC 2010

Nice piece by Ben for the Times "On Language" column today...
...but I notice credit for the "gem" (datum provided by my colleague
Steve Anderson) has been reassigned from ADS-L--


Subject:         Crash blossom of the week
From:   Laurence Horn <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: American Dialect Society <[log in to unmask]>
Date:   Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:00:31 -0400

Courtesy of my colleague Steve Anderson:
"McDonald's fries the holy grail for potato farmers"


--to Language Log.

The appearance in LL was a bit later in the day, literally, although
granted it comes with the original AP piece and a photo of some of
the fried grail in question:



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