RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Tue Apr 11 15:37:54 UTC 2000

In a message dated 4/11/2000 6:02:27 AM, fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU writes:

<< > The 1960s gossip columnist Earl Wilson used to refer in print to his
wife as
> "the b.w."--I never knew why.

I haven't followed this whole thread, so maybe I'm not adding anything,
but Wilson's b.w. stood for "beautiful wife." >>

This is much nicer than "Big Woman," which is what I assumed it meant when I
was a kid.

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