OED June update now available; Curly Kate
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CURLY KATE--This is a tour group that's based in Vancouver, and a Canadian said "Curly Kate." Thanks.
OED--The OED June update is now available. Some of the food terms in that early paragraph sound familiar...
Subj: OED ONLINE - June 2003 update
Date: 6/13/2003 6:43:08 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: Susanna Lob <lobs at oup.co.uk>
To: Barry Popik <bapopik at aol.com>
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Dear Barry Popik
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