[Ads-l] Heard: "_She_ was the group's _de-facta_ leader."

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 22 22:25:59 EST 2016


> On Dec 22, 2016, at 10:03 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Spoken by the narrator of an episode of Snapped on the Justice Channel.
> Another step on the way to grammatical gender.
> 
> -- 
> -Wilson

Ouch.  Another step *somewhere*, but I’m not sure I can get there from here.  It makes “ad feminam argument” or even “go at it womano-on-womano" seem perfectly unremarkable by comparison.

LH

> -----
> 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 - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.americandialect.org&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=rX9THJvxoWH1GO2VWUzpTJUDeGwjDs9do8Sh2zPF6zQ&s=Kjc8U2OnSIKG50vCZt6mn3VNLRAnuvQvoBLjuj70YBU&e= 

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


More information about the Ads-l mailing list