Steve Kl. stevekl at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 16 18:08:13 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM, Ben Zimmer
<bgzimmer at>wrote:

> Some dictionaries have it.
> AHD: "Communication, such as e-mail and cell phone calls, between
> people involved in terrorism and espionage as monitored by a
> government agency."

Thank you for pointing that out, Ben.

We added that sense of chatter in the 2004 printing of the AHD College and
into the 2006 printing of the AHD Deluxe.

(I, too, learned something from the latest metadiscussion -- I vow to not
toppost to this listserv anymore!)

- Steve

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