yoda as a generic

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Tue May 4 14:18:38 UTC 2010

(I did a quick search of the since-1999 ADS-L archive and the
before-April-2008 Language Log archive before posting this: I
apologize if I missed something.)

I spotted this use of "yoda" as generic -- equivalent to "guru" -- in
the Boston Globe yesterday:

I am drawn to Prohibition, as I am to all catastrophes, so I turn to
Prohibition yoda Dan Okrent for enlightenment. Okrent is author of
the forthcoming book "The Last Call: the Rise and Fall of

--Sam Allis, Boston Globe, May 3, 2010, p. 23, G section


---Amy West

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