[Air-L] Twitter quote from Nunberg

Darja Dayter coocho at gmail.com
Tue May 22 22:16:30 PDT 2012

Dear AoIRists,

in articles on Twitter in various internet media I often come across a
quote from Geoffrey Nunberg who allergedly called Twitter hashtags an
emoticon of sorts and 'plain stupid' (e.g. here
However, they do not give a source, and I cannot locate it. Does
anyone know if Geoff Nunberg really said anything like that, and if
yes, where? It seems to me that wider context would be important in
this situation.


Wiss. Mitarbeiterin
Englische Sprachwissenschaft
University of Bayreuth


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