[pct-l] "WIld" with Reese Witherspoon by Chery Strayed
jplynch at crosslink.net
Fri Dec 5 18:38:10 CST 2014
Just to add another note, we do call ourselves the Sierra Club and not
Sierras Club. Maybe it's a case of what rolls off the tongue more smoothly.
Do grammarians have a term for that: smoothness of uttering!
From: Michael Slusser
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2014 7:12 PM
To: gary_schenk at verizon.net
Subject: Re: [pct-l] "WIld" with Reese Witherspoon by Chery Strayed
Only as a grammarian could I be thus interested in this conversation. As a
grammarian, I have to fight for "the Sierra," though I'm really not going
to come down on someone for adding an errant "s."
I give you the excerpt from the 1947 Sierra Club Bulletin that takes on
this very argument, which gives a very, very grudging acceptance to
"Sierras," then immediately takes it back:
It's good to know that our predecessors liked to get up in arms over such
things just as much as we apparently do...
On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 11:54 AM, <gary_schenk at verizon.net> wrote:
> On 12/03/14, Jackie McDonnell wrote:
> I can' t speak for "we", but yes, I'm sure. It's "The Sierra".
> The area that we refer to as the Sierra Nevada is composed of several
> ranges: for example the Ritter Range, the Kaweah Range, the Inconsolable
> Range, the Tehachapis, the Piutes, etc. So yes, it is OK to refer to it as
> the sierras. So there. :-)
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