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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 18 22:16:30 UTC 2015


Regrettably, HDAS wouldn't help you in this case.

JL

On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 6:04 PM, George Thompson <george.thompson at nyu.edu>
wrote:

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> Subject:      =?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=9Cthe_wood=E2=80=9D_?=-- the front-page
> headline
>               of a tabloid newspaper
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>             The front-page headline =E2=80=94 =E2=80=9Cthe wood=E2=80=9D
> in=
>  tab-speak =E2=80=94 became a
> disposable form of pop art, the day=E2=80=99s 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.
>
> GAT
> --=20
> 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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