Bruce Dykes bkd at GRAPHNET.COM
Mon Jul 12 12:23:17 UTC 2004

Douglas G. Wilson wrote:

> Here from AP ...
> http://apnews.myway.com/article/20040708/D83MSLSG2.html
> ... 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 article?
> Is it in any dictionary?
> Should it be?
> -- Doug Wilson

Found in the comments on the Groklaw website:
Scientificky Wild Assumptions and Guesses


More information about the Ads-l mailing list