Agnostic (non-theological)

David Donnell David.Donnell at EARTHLINK.NET
Tue Feb 5 02:51:06 UTC 2008

Similarly, I recently heard a twentysomething South African woman (my
South Af wife's niece) use the expression "I'm Switzerland"...
meaning, mas o menos, 'I'm agnostic' on a
certain issue.

I had never heard that one before... But apparently it's well-known
(according to the experts at Google University, at least).

Missourian @ NYC

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>Today on "All Things Considered" (NPR), in response to Robert Siegel saying
>he was a New York Giants fan, Michele Norris said she was "agnostic in this
>case," i.e. not claiming allegiance to either the Giants or the Patriots.
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