Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 17:43:34 -0500


Subject: Thank you (re Lolita)

Subject: Time:5:16 PM

OFFICE MEMO Thank you (re Lolita) Date:9/11/95

I just wanted to thank all those who responded to my query regarding possible

linguistic anachronisms in an upcoming Adrian Lyne film of "Lolita." I faxed

Mr. Lyne's assistant a summary, with excerpts from OED cites and ADS-L replies.

I also suggested she consider ADS if she is ever seeking language consultants

in the future (I gave her Allan Metcalf's address as a contact for the

society). Needless to say, she was very pleased--and eager to get on-line and

explore the 'Net herself. So, how can we encourage other movie directors and

TV producers to check this sort of thing (and pay us, too)? And can this be

useful in creating good p.r. for dialectology, lexicography, linguistics? Just

a thought...

Nancy L. Dray (n-dray[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]