[Ads-l] Query from New York Times on "Sounds good."

Tim Stewart timoteostewart1977 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 9 16:54:29 EST 2016


I'm not in a position to help Jane Karr directly, but I did find this ngram
I just made with some related terms interesting, FWIW. Here's a shortened
link to the ngram: http://bit.ly/2gtMVhO

Tim




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On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:46 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Paging Arnold Zwicky... sounds like a case of the Recency Illusion,
> Frequency Illusion, and Adolescent Illusion all wrapped up in one.
>
> http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/myl/languagelog/archives/002407.html
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 4:36 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at mst.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > Dear ads-l colleagues,
> >
> > Would anyone be able to help Jane Karr (New York Times editor) with her
> > query
> > below?  Any assistance would be much appreciated.
> >
> > G. Cohen
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > From: Karr, Jane [jakarr at nytimes.com]
> > Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 2:29 PM
> > To: Cohen, Gerald Leonard
> > Subject: NYT inquiry
> >
> >
> > Professor Cohen,
> > For the magazine I edit, Education Life, I'm wondering if you could shed
> > light on the usage of the phrase "Sounds good."
> >  I notice it was entered in the Urban Dictionary in 2009, although I've
> > been hearing it from young people more recently in alarming frequency.
> > (They are Midwesterners and college students.)
> > Do you have a sense of when this phrase was popularized and was it on
> > campus?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Jane Karr
> > Editor, Education Life
> >
> > The New York Times
> > 212-556-4102
> >
> > cell: 347-452-3640
> >
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