[Ads-l] "disappear" as a transitive verb

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Aug 26 15:10:20 EDT 2020


Thanks! I was just going to try to see if I could pull up the instance I recalled from Catch-22, but I see I don’t need to.  I’m always having these “déjà lu” moments on the list, and then someone (often named Ben) finds the relevant way-back thread.

> On Aug 26, 2020, at 3:03 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Here is some more on this. BB
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2013-March/126192.html <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2013-March/126192.html>
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2013-March/126196.html <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2013-March/126196.html>
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>> On 26 Aug 2020, at 11:41, James Landau <00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> wrote:
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>> In a mass email from one Scott Roberts at colorofchange.org, the heading was "Tampa police tried to disappear this Black woman".
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>> James Landau
>> jjjrlandau at netscape.com
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