[Ads-l] susPECT, n.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 1 14:20:59 EDT 2017

On Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 8:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> All units. On the broadcast of the susPECT arrested in the shooting of
> Patrolman Rawlins. Cancel the cancellation. susPECT released from custody."
> Cf. perMIT, n.

I either haven't heard or haven't noticed "susPECT," but "perMIT" has been
common as a noun amongst the colored since God got upset about the Tower of

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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