Mark A. Mandel
mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Sat Apr 2 19:45:07 UTC 2005
Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM> says:
One reason I submitted the "flak" cite (n.b., not "site") is that over a
forty-year period I must have seen one million exx. of the word used in
context and this is the *very first* I've noticed that equates it with
anything other than gunfire from Triple-A (i.e., "AAA" or "antiaircraft
Thank you for the necessary "very first *I've noticed*" (emphasis shifted).
No telling how many of the producers of those examples (approximately 68 /
day :-) ) intended it with that restriction in mind.
-- Mark M.
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