Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Cassidy Day!

Well, it's October 10 again. Frederic Cassidy was born on this day 102 years ago. As the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) draws close to 'Z', Cassidy's legacy and the importance of DARE are greater than ever, especially here at the University of Wisconsin.

I'm amazed at how often DARE figures in discussions of all sorts, often far from lexicography and dialectology. I picked up some Jamaican rum this week to be able to raise a glass in honor of him and the project tonight.

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