yoda as a generic

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed May 5 13:05:50 UTC 2010

>Date:    Tue, 4 May 2010 11:18:49 -0700
>From:    Dave Wilton <dave at WILTON.NET>
>Subject: Re: yoda as a generic
>>Also, who sez the origin must be forgotten to make a "true generic"?
>What is the population of the universe of people who know what a quisling
>is, but do not know who Vidkun Quisling was? I would guess that it's pretty
>damn close to zero.

Evidently I'm among that population: I had confused "quisling" with
"Inkling." Ooops. My bad.

---Amy West

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list