"Bold Language"

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Fri May 14 21:22:09 UTC 2010


ronbutters at AOL.COM wrote:
> What is the evidence for these various assertions about beans?
>
> Personal experience.  Grew up in Ulster County, NY (Hudson Valley Dialect at that time, though I'm told that the New York Metropolitan dialect is taking over Kingston.)  Lived for a while in New York City.  Currently live in the Twin Cities.
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> Is someone suggesting that the TIMES doesn't know beans?
>
No.   I'm saying they have a house style.  From their point of view,
"green beans" is incorrect.   Just as "IBM" is incorrect, and should be
"I.B.M."
>  And which comment is Goodman's? This particular instnace of  bottom posting (of that is what it is) does not make clear where Bairead leaves off and Goodman begins--as so often happens with vpttom feeding.
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> Eoin C. Bair´┐Żad wrote:
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>> Is 'bold' meaning 'naughty' now standard in American English?
>>
>> Note that New York Times house style is not the same as standard American English.  For example, the Times uses "string beans" while "green beans" seems to be displacing that term.  "String beans" is standard in NYC.
>>
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