Verbatim letter

A while back, in a comment on my word entertainment posting, I referred to a note I posted in Verbatim magazine — a letter in #1.4.6 (1975) — with (among other things) observations on –oon words in English. Now I have unearthed it:

2 Responses to “Verbatim letter”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    From Benita Bendon Campbell on Facebook:

    As one of the original inventors of the Cahoon Family – back in 1961 or so, – I wish to add one of my favorite Family members, Ann Daingerfield Zwicky’s brain child: a stage-struck young lady called Pantaloon Cahoon who became a FloraDora dancer and changed her name to Pantalette Cacahuète.

  2. arnold zwicky Says:

    The letter is now available through Pages for this blog, under “articles (in .pdf files)”. Or directly from:
    http://www.stanford.edu/~zwicky/Verbatim.pdf

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