"Suicide by Cop"

Pafra & Scott Catledge scplc at GS.VERIO.NET
Thu Aug 19 19:11:04 UTC 1999

Mr. Barnhart, Does your Dictionary Companion by any chance have a reference
to "soft opening."  The context is found in an article in the Money Section
(C, p. 1) of the NOLA Times-Picayune, "Contractors said the restaurant could
hold a soft opening in November and an official opening in December."  I
have never seen or heard this expression before--the meaning of course is
quite clear.
----- Original Message -----
From: Barnhart <ADS-L at HIGHLANDS.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: "Suicide by Cop"

> suicide-by-cop
> See The Barnhart Dictionary Companion (Vol. 11.2).
> One of the interesting features there is the variant _police-assisted
> suicide_.
> Nexis reveals for suicide by cop and suicide-by-cop supplied a large
> number of examples--overwhelmingly American dating from 1989.
> Regards,
> David K. Barnhart, Editor
> The Barnhart Dictionary Companion [quarterly]

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