[Smt-talk] One thought on Language Use

Michael Morse mwmorse at bell.net
Tue Sep 11 15:03:47 PDT 2012

I thought "chronicle" [v.t.] was fairly established. The OED traces the usage back to 1440! 
By the by, nice to see everyone speaking up for good usage. Even where we disagree, this is a vital discussion, in my view.
MW MorseTrent UniversityPeterborough, Oshawa

Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:28:07 +0200
From: nicolas.meeus at paris-sorbonne.fr
To: smt-talk at lists.societymusictheory.org
Subject: Re: [Smt-talk] One thought on Language Use

    My brother recently drew my attention to the
      following sentence by Pootwattle:

    The Virtual Academic(TM), says:

        The writing of narrative qua narrative chronicles the
        (re)invention of process.

      [Smedley, the Virtual Critic(TM), responds:
        Pootwattle's suggestive observation concerning the relationship
        between the writing of narrative qua narrative and the
        (re)invention of process can never supplant the work of the
        Frankfurt school.]
    Wuddyathink of "to chronicle"?


    For more:  http://writing-program.uchicago.edu/toys/randomsentence/index.htm




    Nicolas Meeùs

    Université Paris-Sorbonne




    Le 11/09/2012 16:39, Dmitri Tymoczko a
      écrit :

      On Sep 7, 2012, at 10:38 AM, art samplaski wrote:

        "Transition" is a NOUN, ladies and gentlemen. 

      I have two things to say about this, one frivolous and one serious.
1. (Frivolous)  For those who are interested in issues of prescriptivism and language change, I heartily recommend the blog "Language Log," run by my friend Mark Liberman (with the help of many very smart contributors).  Mark recently wrote the latest in a long series of posts on "verbing." (The name originates with Calvin's memorable remark to Hobbes: "verbing weirds language").  


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