[Ads-l] =?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=9Cthe_wood=E2=80=9D_?=-- the front-page headline of a tabloid newspaper

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Mon May 18 22:04:54 UTC 2015

            The front-page headline — “the wood” in tab-speak — became a
disposable form of pop art, the day’s biggest story boiled down to a few
perfectly chosen words.

            *"The Daily News Still Awaits a Savior"*, NY Times, May 18,
2015, section B (Business section, p. 1*; sentences quoted is from p. 7,
col. 3*

            Not in OED; not in Jonathon Green's dictionary of slang; the
malignant irresponsibility of the Oxford University Press keeps us from
knowing whether it is in HDAS.

George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998..

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