[Ads-l] WOTY?

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Mon Jul 25 10:46:44 EDT 2016


Is there a category "Likely to be found highly useful by a *very* select
few"?

>From a story on off-the-beaten-path collecting, on the front page of the
Arts section of today's NYTimes:
“It started out innocently enough with a plastic banana in a Ziploc bag on
the door of my apartment when I was in college,’’ wrote Scott McCarney of
Rochester. “Before I knew it I was publishing a newsletter and collecting
bananabilia.”

But I suppose someone is going to respond that a Google search shows that
the word was used by Prime Minister Gladstone in 1873.

GAT

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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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