"Commercial" words (WAS: plural people)

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Thu Apr 20 15:36:16 UTC 2006

  And, like
>Victoria, vide infra, I also have the impression that "launder" is a word
>extinct in the wild.
>Like the verb 'launder'?
>> Victoria
Depends what you consider "wild."  There was an item on this morning's news
regarding some scam or other that served "to launder money."
Acc. OED, it's been around since late 16th Cent., possibly a back formation
from "laundry," which had been around from early 15th.

W stands for >:<  War ____Waste___Wiretaps____Witchhunts  >:<

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