Dave Wilton's Dictionary; Salad Dressing-ed

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Fri Apr 1 22:19:38 UTC 2005

Thanks for the plugs. It's my attempt at combining my day job in Silicon Valley
with my love of language. I don't know how far it will go, but that's the great
thing about the web, you can publish preliminary/partially completed stuff.

I'm serious about collecting citations of business speak. I've finally got a
back-end database to store them. Finding the cites is the most laborious part
of the work, so any submissions will be much appreciated.

Quoting Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>:

> Nice site, Dave !  Wouldn't have found it without Barry !
> JL
> bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
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> Subject: Dave Wilton's Dictionary; Salad Dressing-ed
> Greetings from my brief lunch hour in my ridiculous life. I'm on PopeWatch
> here today.
> ...
> SALAD DRESSING-ED--I see on CNN that Pat Buchanan got hit with salad
> dressing. Not egg, or he'd be egged. Not pie. Salad Dressing. Caesar? Ranch?
> Well, accompanying the CNN story are ads for salad dressings! Check that out!
> How sick is that? Anyway, is the verb salad dressinged?
> ...
> http://www.biztechdictionary.com/dict.html
> In 1998, when all the internet business buzzwords were flying, I was going to
> write a business dictionary myself. But let's face it, I even write a book on
> the "hot dog" and it's even mentioned in a New York Times obituary, and they
> still don't listen to you. I'm supposedly going to do a food dictionary, but
> it's all kind of hard in your spare time after ten hours of nonsense.
> Anyway, this is sorely needed, and it's a good start. I wish I were doing
> it.
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Dave Wilton
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