Slang a la the NYT

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sun Oct 5 17:09:14 UTC 2014

On 10/5/2014 12:49 PM, David Daniel wrote:
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> I liked her NYT article on slang, then went on to check out the blog and
> almost immediately, like in line 4, was horrified to see: "...if I lay down
> on the living room floor..." WTF? World-renowned lexicographer and language
> writer uses lay for lie? So I decided that whatever else she had to say was
> probably tainted and I lost interest and stopped reading. Sigh.

Me too. I was like "Whoa, dude, ...."

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