Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 6 14:49:16 UTC 2009

At 9:59 AM -0500 11/6/09, Geoffrey Nathan wrote:
>My use of the word does not have any sense of 'idly', but rather one
>of social lubrication, with the occasional connotation of 'chat up'
>or 'attempt to influence'.

a sense often specified as "shmooze (someone) up", maybe a blend of
"chat up" + shmooze?


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