[Ads-l] "red herring" expression--Treatment by Robert Scott Ross

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 27 05:56:15 UTC 2016

Hi Jerry,

Would you happen to have the Ross article on "red herring" in electronic form?


On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at mst.edu> wrote:
> Meriam Webster's interesting series "M-W's Word of the Day" treats "red
> herring" today. By coincidence, an article on this expression appears in
> the latest issue of Comments on Etymology, which I'm mailing out today.
> The article is by Robert Scott Ross:  "Popularization of 'red
> herring' by English political agitator William Cobbett."
> (Comments on Etymology, vol. 38, no. 1-2, Oct./Nov. 2008, pp. 62-69.)
> Gerald Cohen

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