to "course-correct"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 4 05:17:49 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> I'd have thought it was "re-" + (sign) "up."
> The oath-taking reference seems fanciful to me. The swearing-in itself
> seems hardly ever to be alluded to.


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