[Ads-l] For the male masseuse files

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 4 10:03:48 EST 2017

Just a reminder that I set up an ADS-L archive search using Google Custom


Searching on <masseuse masseur> yields these threads:


On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 7:55 AM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net> wrote:

> Episode 3 of the "Missing Richard Simmons" podcast is called "The Maid and
> the Masseuse." I just listened, and the masseuse is actually a masseur.
> I'm sure this has come up here before; all I find from a quick search is a
> post by Arnold containing a quote from Larry which tangentially mentions a
> similar example:
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2008-March/080183.html

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