More 9.11-Related Words

Bruce Dykes bkd at GRAPHNET.COM
Thu Sep 27 07:40:26 UTC 2001

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From: "Tom Kysilko" <pds at VISI.COM>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 00:37
Subject: Re: More 9.11-Related Words

> Box cutter
> Although it was not hard to guess what this is, the term was new to me.  I
> know the implement as a "utility knife".  Is this regional, or am I just
> overly sheltered?

AKA "razor knife".

"Box cutter" has been current in the NYC are for probably about seven years,
if not a little more, due to its popularity as weapon among teenagers and
school students. A Lexis-Nexis search should get you plenty of hits in the
Daily News and NY Post.

As far as outside NYC goes, I couldn't say.


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