Re: American Heritage Dictionary

Subject: Re: American Heritage Dictionary
From: Arthur Comings <atc -at- CORTE-MADERA -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 1994 14:12:40 PST


Is this:

* A radical typo?

* A sly comment on our ongoing homophone discussion?

* The correct usage, that I've been in the dark about up to now?

Perplexed in Corte Madera,


> >
> But then the question is where do we want usage information, in a work of
> descriptive lexicographic scholarship (a dictionary) or in a book on usage
> (a different sort of reference). Markety forces dictate that dictionaries
> try to be everything at once, descriptive of the language buyt also a
> guide to polite usage. The purposes are not the same.
> steve

> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> > Stephen A. Bernhardt >
> > Department of English, Box 3E >
> > New Mexico State University >
> > Las Cruces, NM 88003 >
> > 505-646-2027 FAX 505-646-7725 >
> > e-mail sbernhar -at- nmsu -dot- edu >
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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