SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Fri Jul 9 05:33:48 UTC 2004
IMHO, it shouldn't be in a dictionary. YMMV.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas G. Wilson" <douglas at NB.NET>
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Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 1:26 AM
> Here from AP ...
> ... is the word "wag":
> <<Anthony Cordesman, an Iraq analyst with the Center for Strategic and
> International Studies, said the figure of 5,000 insurgents "was never more
> than a wag and is now clearly ridiculous.">>
> I believe I recognize it as an acronym for "wild ass[ed] guess". But is it
> well-known to all, so that it need not be defined/explained in the
> Is it in any dictionary?
> Should it be?
> -- Doug Wilson
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