[Ads-l] The Oval

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sun Feb 5 09:33:54 EST 2017


Now to be confused with the cricket ground in London ... oops, I see that is now the "Kia Oval", for obvious reasons.  I expect ours will soon morph into "The Trump Oval".

Joel
      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Sunday, February 5, 2017 8:44 AM
 Subject: [ADS-L] The Oval
   
'The President's Oval Office.'

"Common sense" says this should date back to the John Adams administration,
but I've only begun hearing it in the last few months.

In fact, CNN commentators now seem to prefer it to the long, boring, stodgy
old "Oval Office."

JL



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