[Ads-l] Grammatical error in the New Yorker

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 10 02:04:14 EST 2016


On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 8:16 PM, Jocelyn Limpert <jocelyn.limpert at gmail.com>
wrote:

> "scheduled to published" should be "scheduled to publish"


How can you tell that that is a grammatical error and not a lapsus calami?

Perhaps I should clarify. IMO, that is an "error" only just in case that
the speaker/writer believes that there is no error. Would the writer of
this article argue that "scheduled to published" is "correct" and that
"scheduled to publish" is mere pedantry? Would anyone else? To quote Noam
Chomsky, "I think not" or, as Homey the Clown used to put it, "I don't
think so."



-- 
-Wilson
-----
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


More information about the Ads-l mailing list