basketball "length" (was Re: Vals Kilmer)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon Apr 3 03:32:38 UTC 2006

>"Lengthy"?  I wonder whether that might have been the ultimate source of an
>annoying nickname, "Linky," that I - 6' 4" and a very slim 160 lbs. - was
>once saddled with in St.
>Louis. I could never make any sense of "Linky," but, if that originated as
>then it makes sense.

Could be from "skinny malink[y]" (also "skinnylinky" etc.) maybe.

-- Doug Wilson

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