Nor’easter explained.

One of my favorite journalese weather terms is “nor’easter,” used to describe just about any major New England storm, whether it’s from the northeast or from anywhere else. The Boston Globe, Mar. 7, 2018, has a good “Lexicon” column answering, “So, what exactly is a nor’easter?” Mark Liberman, linguistics professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is quoted. He backs up my thesis that the term is a “fake regionalism.” Check it out at:

Oh, yeah, we’re in for another “nor’easter” again today.

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