Drew Danielson andrew.danielson at CMU.EDU
Thu Jan 1 07:27:50 UTC 2004

Larry wrote:

 > 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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