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Kristen Syrett quoted in The New Yorker

Prof. Kristen Syrett was quoted recently in an article in The New Yorker: The Twitter Account That Collects Awkward, Amusing Writing by Naaman Zhou.

The article talks about the Twitter account @secondmentions, which documents the ways writers use colorful but often awkward prose to describe something that had already been mentioned previously. Prof. Syrett was interviewed for the article to explain how these interesting second mentions come about to avoid the repeated-name penalty.