Thursday, December 30, 2004

Big-band leader

Artie Shaw, who died today at 94, was the last remaining figure of the big-band era. And he was a renowned bandleader.

He was a big-band leader. Or a big band leader, if you're so inclined.

But he was not a big bandleader, as NPR idenitifies him in a cutline here.

This is the same concept that requires us to write "small-business man" instead of "small businessman."

4 Comments:

At 6:10 PM, December 30, 2004, Blogger Bill said...

Sorta works as a pun, though, doesn't it?

 
At 9:11 PM, December 30, 2004, Blogger Nicole said...

Well ... OK. I'll concede that. Any chance it was intended?

 
At 9:20 PM, December 30, 2004, Blogger Bill said...

Nah.

 
At 3:18 AM, December 31, 2004, Blogger Shirazi said...

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