Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Wed May 28 04:07:18 UTC 2008

. . .  And, mutatis mutandis, with
"lewd".  And then there's "lust".
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
came up, around 15 years ago, with a
somewhat humorous acronym for/employing
LUST -- referring to underground storage
tanks (as in gasoline tanks) that are not
as tight as they're intended to be. 'Made
for a lusty headline or two at the time,
in my recollection as an editor then at

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