[Ads-l] "Oscar" in the WSJ

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 22 17:48:00 UTC 2019

Fantastic work, Ben. You elegantly packed an enormous amount of
information into limited number of column inches.

On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 12:09 PM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> My latest column is on the origins of "Oscar" as the nickname for the
> Academy Awards statuette. I drew on some fruitful recent discussion on the
> list and off, especially from Barry Popik, Fred Shapiro, Garson O'Toole,
> Peter Reitan, and Stephen Goranson. My space was limited, so I wasn't able
> to fit all of the various theories and bits of early evidence that have
> come up, but I tried to hit the key points of recent research. Thanks to
> all.
> https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-did-the-academy-award-become-the-oscar-11550852995
> text on Outline (no paywall): https://outline.com/YEPzU9
> --bgz
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