Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sat Aug 15 23:06:35 UTC 2009

On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 06:52:32PM -0400, Sam Clements wrote:
> Some obscure researcher named Jon Lighter seems to have that from 1887, in
> Why the OED can't make this a separate word listing, I can't understand.
> Of course, Jesse, who obviously either has (1) no life or (2) has a cell
> phone which mimics the "bat signal," and he magically appears here when
> anything concerning OED appears.  :)

Almost certainly (1).

When we get around to "J", I'm sure this is something we'll be
looking at closely. But you knew I was going to say that....

Jesse Sheidlower

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