[Ads-l] suspect, adj.

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 1 22:12:52 UTC 2016

> On 1 Jun 2016, at 11:18, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 8:02 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> "Feeling suspicion; suspicious."
>> Retired general on CNN:
>> "I was suspect then, and I continue to be suspect."
> Clearly, the OED is a Sisyphean effort. As a science-fiction author of the
> '50's once noted - or quoted; I'm not up to getting serious about the
> research, right now - "You can't even step into the same river *once*!”

This was essentially also noted by Kamo no Chōmei in his famous essay “Hōjōki” of the thirteenth century: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hōjōki.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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

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