[Ads-l] "separation with"

Stanton McCandlish smccandlish at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 18 12:13:03 EDT 2020


Or she's interviewing him about it, ha ha.

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On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 8:44 AM Marc Sacks <msacksg at gmail.com> wrote:

> It sounds as if Liam Hensworth and Miley Cyrus are both discussing the
> separation.
>
> On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 12:00 AM Stanton McCandlish <smccandlish at gmail.com
> >
> wrote:
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> > Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> > Poster:       Stanton McCandlish <smccandlish at GMAIL.COM>
> > Subject:      "separation with"
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> > "Liam Hemsworth Is Opening Up About His Painful Separation With Miley
> > Cyrus":
> > https://spiritedbliss.com/liam-hemsworth-confession/?as=2100016710067
> > (capitalized in all-words headline style).
> >
> > Makes me wonder if that one's inevitable.  If it read "separation from",
> it
> > might be inferred to mean he's simply been lonely while she's away on
> > tour.  A married couple's legal separation is a jointly-signed
> instrument,
> > so "with" makes sense in a round-about way.  But it sure does sound/read
> > weird.  Would be better to rewrite: "Liam Hemsworth opens up about
> painful
> > Miley Cyrus separation agreement". That's actually slightly shorter, and
> > more traditional headline syntax, while also being more precise.
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