[per-uh z es-kuh-vel; Spanish pe-res es-kee-vel]
A·dol·fo [uh-dol-foh; Spanish ah-th awl-faw] /əˈdɒl foʊ; Spanish ɑˈðɔl fɔ/, born 1931, Argentine sculptor and human rights activist: Nobel prize 1980.
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More Thoughts On the Nonstandard Uses of “Slash”
A couple weeks ago Anne Curzan wrote an article for the Lingua Franca blog about new slang uses of the word slash. This article particularly interested me because I, like her students, have been using the slash in these ways for the last five-plus years. As a linguist slash huge nerd, the first thing I did after reading Curzan’s article was search my personal corpus …
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