[Ads-l] fuck them

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 29 20:52:16 UTC 2016

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 4:09 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> 1971

This iconic work - regarded as both a comic and a linguistic _Meisterstück_
- sold like hotcakes at the 1971 Summer Linguistic Institute at SUNY
Buffalo ("LI71") - or at "Buff State," as it was still referred to by the
locals, back then.

That's where Geoff Nathan and I met, BTW. We were next-door neighbors in
the dorm, Goodyear Hall. He claimed that Toronto was pronounced "Tronna" by
its residents, one of whom he purported to be. I didn't quite believe him.
I have since become fully persuaded that Geoff spoke the stone truth.

IAC, as Ike Turner once remarked, "Those were the good old days!"

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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

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