"Bear market" in NY Times

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Feb 22 05:26:29 UTC 2004

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Subject: "Bear market" in NY Times

>    From Sunday's "City" section of the NEW YORK TIMES:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/22/nyregion/22fyi.html
> Q. With all the talk about bears encroaching on the New Jersey and
northern suburbs, when was the last time a bear roamed in Manhattan?
    OED has 1709 and 1714 citations for "bear."  Both are from England.  The
New York Stock Exchange did not exist at this time.  Saying that this "bear"
is an "apocryphal-sounding account" doesn't help matters.  It's wrong.
    I give up on the NEW YORK TIMES.


I'll give 'em what fer.


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