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Re: glimpsing was Re: YAPT: Dutch ij and ui

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Saturday, July 24, 2004, 3:41
David Barrow wrote:
> I have it as 'get/catch a glimpse of ' something; to glimpse something; > to glance at something >
A very odd use of "glance" that has bothered me ever since I first saw (glimpsed, glanced at) it: in 1964, during the NY World's Fair, the NYC subways had an advertising placard for a brand of sunglasses-- a young child wearing the said glasses, and boasting "Look, Ma! I'm glancing through XXX sunglasses!" (IIRC the ad went on to note that they were the official sunglasses of the World's Fair....)