[Ads-l] Grammatical error in the New Yorker

Jocelyn Limpert jocelyn.limpert at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 9 20:00:39 EST 2016


Yes, I later saw it was Menand, not Menard!

On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 7:52 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> > Another Sign of the Apocalypse: A Grammatical Error in the New Yorker
> > December 9, 2016
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> > An alert reader discovers a grammatical error in =E2=80=9CBanned Books =
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> > Louis Menard, in the December 12 *New Yorker:*
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> And it might also pointed out that the piece was by Louis *Menand*. :-)
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