OED quarterly update
Kim & Rima McKinzey
rkm at SLIP.NET
Tue Oct 3 07:40:52 UTC 2000
>... and a
>personal favorite, "men in black", defined as "dark-clothed men of
>unknown identity or origin, who supposedly visit those who have seen a
>UFO or reported an alien encounter, in order to prevent them publicizing
>their experience", and traced as far back as a 1963 book about flying saucers.
So the movie was taking its title from an already established
concept? I had no idea. I think I may be insufficiently paranoid.
And will this be differentiated from "pib" (person/people in black),
as describing an artsy style/fashion statement/attitude when you get
to the P's?
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