ribitash?, robitash?, rabitash?
Joan Houston Hall
jdhall at FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Mon Aug 14 21:30:02 UTC 2000
Yes, the context is "liberals" criticizing "conservatives."
At 05:45 PM 8/14/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>This is an intriguing query. Mind you (all), I'm not about to take up
>listing to a highly charged, single-minded, political commentator given
>to diatribe in order to solve this problem. I tried Nexis for the
>three spellings... Nothing! I tried the Web... Nothing! (Well, one
>proper noun). A context or two in which the term is used would
>certainly help. I suspect the subject is politics. But that's just a
>David K. Barnhart, Editor
>The Barnhart Dictionary Companion [quarterly]
>barnhart at highlands.com
>"Necessity obliges us to neologize."
>Thomas Jefferson-August 16, 1813
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