andrew.danielson at CMU.EDU
Thu Jan 1 07:27:50 UTC 2004
> At 11:14 AM -0500 12/31/03, sagehen wrote:
> >Heard on the local public radio station's Community Calendar this
> >One of our upstate towns is having a "Substance-free Celebration"
> >Ethereal? Vaporous? Spirituous -- er, um -- Spiritual? Hmmm.
> >A. Murie
> Right; this has been around in the form of "substance-free floors"
> and "substance-free dorms" for at least 6 years. One of my favorite
> examples of clipped compounds.
I dont' know... I lived in a dorm in the mid-80s, that was largely
populated with frat boys and big-haired Jersey girls. It certainly
wasn't 'substance-free', but it was for the most part lacking in substance.
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