Paul Frank paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU
Mon Nov 29 11:00:13 UTC 2010

The OED defines "cable" as "cablegram" and "cablegram" as "A message
sent by submarine telegraph cable." The New Oxford American Dictionary
defines cable and cablegram as "a telegraph message sent by cable."

Is that what the cables and diplomatic cables Wikileaks has been publishing are?


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