[Ads-l] whiteman

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 2 15:26:43 EDT 2017


Paul Whiteman.

Honor Blackman.

Big influences?

JL

On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 3:09 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> > On 2 May 2017, at 11:55, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 12:03 AM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> “whiteman" without a space
> >
> >
> > What does that mean? Is it the mirror--mage of "blackman" without a
> space?
>
> I cannot understand what your question means, but what I am talking about
> is the open spelling of “white man” versus the closed spelling of
> “whiteman”. BB
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