Date: Sat, 23 Sep 1995 08:18:40 -0500

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: cunning

Aw, come on, Ellen. I'm sure you know that I object to it only becuase I'm

tired of it, not because of prudishness. In fact, I own a t-shirt (from the

not-so-long-ago Arizona LSA Institute) which bears the slogan 'Linguists Do

It Orally.' Not quite what you want, but close. I think, however, it was

not the official Institute shirt, but one my class prepared for me.

While I am on this matter, does anyone recall seeing an extensive list of

'X's do it Y-ly' (when that trope was popular not so long ago)? I have a

vague memory of a huge list, but have repressed it and would now like to

find it. (These are distinct from 'Tom Swifties,' of course, which are more

ancient. [E.g., '"I can't remember that list," Dennis said, forgetfully.')

Dennis Preston


Aw, come on, Dennis. Me, I always thought it would be kinda neat to have

a bumper sticker that said "linguists use their tongues".

Ellen, who had to settle for How Bout Them Dawgs instead