Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Oct 29 15:45:02 UTC 2010

At 11:34 AM -0400 10/29/10, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>At 10/29/2010 11:13 AM, Paul Frank wrote:
>>Incidentally, I don't see "subliterate" in my paper edition of the
>>OED2 and, being one of the great unwashed, I can't afford an online
>For your cleansing, it's in the OED, with earliest quotation from
>1958.  It also has subliterature (1961), presumably what one reads
>while commuting on the subway.

and "subletter", a missive written on the subway by one who doesn't
rent directly from his/her landlord/landlady

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