Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu Nov 20 17:06:22 UTC 2008

On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 10:50:51AM -0500, Charles Doyle wrote:
> I expect one problem is that most of us academic listfolks,
> and most of the individuals we converse with regularly,
> don't typically have occasion to use the word (or don its
> referent) much.

Yes, because we know that the proper thing to do is wear
a waistcoat, not a cummerbund, with black tie.

Jesse, <ducking>

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