mental masturbation

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Sep 19 21:37:45 UTC 2002

On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:

> > arnold (zwicky at, made uncomfortable by the
> >   muse-mounting image, and wondering about that "midcult" thing
> >   (*that* word isn't in OED2)
> No, but it is in OED3, citing Dwight Macdonald's essay,
> among others.

"Midcult" is in OED2 as well.

Fred Shapiro

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