some footnotes to recent postings

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Fri Jan 25 03:16:52 UTC 2002

On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, George Thompson wrote:

#I might point out that Archer Taylor wrote a short book in the mid
#1950s on the "Shanghai Gesture", aka cocking a snoot.

Hmm. I know this only as "cocking a snook" (and mostly from British
text, at that), but I'm not surprised at the final k->t, esp. since it's
done on the nose (snout, snoot). --- Or was "cocking a snoot" the
earlier form?

-- Mark A. Mandel

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