Saturday, November 3, 2012

Bryan Garner on snoot

“The corresponding abstract noun is ‘snootitude’”: Bryan Garner glosses David Foster Wallace’s snoot .

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Bryan Garner and David Foster Wallace

[Bryan Garner, author of Garner’s Modern American Usage (2009), offers a free Usage Tip of the Day. You can sign up at Orange Crate Art is a Garner-friendly site.]

comments: 2

Elaine Fine said...

Somehw in the developmnt of this trm, a vowl (and an umlaut) seems to have been dropped! The word is "Sprachgefühl" and not "Sprachgefhl." Maybe it's just a typo by the Law Prose people. I certainly hope it isn't an oversight by DFW!

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, it’s a typo in Garner’s post. Wallace’s essay has it right. I left a comment crediting you and asking if snootitude includes typo-catching.