Origins ...

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Nov 30 19:35:47 UTC 2009

At 11/30/2009 12:16 PM, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
>So if someone who is a leading member of the counterculture,
>who edited a prominent journal, makes a specific claim about
>terms relating to that area--well, he could very well still be
>wrong, but I probably wouldn't immediately burst out laughing,
>the way I generally would when exposed to similar claims from
>random correspondents.

And he didn't laugh when George Washington, later our country's first
(elected) leader of a counterculture, and a reputed truth-teller,
claimed in 1777 to have coined (of course he wrote "stiled" instead)
"flying hospital".


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