Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 06:53:51 -0500
From: Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: Saliency vocabulary

On Thu, 5 Feb 1998, Allan Metcalf wrote:

There are also what I call "stealth" words that enter the general vocabulary
unnoticed by neologists till years later, because they seem so natural. I had
an example or two, but can't remember any!

Another example is _prophesize_. This has been around for decades --
remember Bob Dylan's "Come writers and critics who prophesize with your
pens." But I don't believe it has been picked up by any dictionaries.

Fred R. Shapiro Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
Associate Librarian for Public Services TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
and Lecturer in Legal Research ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
Yale Law School Oxford University Press, 1998
e-mail: fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ISBN 0-19-509547-2