Amy Burns Short amyb88 at BELLSOUTH.NET
Thu May 3 10:37:09 UTC 2001

> Tonight, I read an engagement notice.  The second paragraph referred to
> future bride as
> "the bride-elect" (quotation marks mine).  New term to me.
> Jordan Rich
> htttp://

This expression appears in one of the local papers; I'd just thought of it
more as a regionalism. Its usage is mildly jarring to this reader.

Amy Short
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