Erin McKean emckean at VERBATIMMAG.COM
Mon Sep 13 14:26:45 UTC 1999

I read "smober," meaning "not smoking" in a newsgroup today. Obviously a
parallel from "sober," but has anyone else heard or read this?

Also, (if I can do an ADS twofer here) I have a subscriber who wants to
know if there is a specific term for verbing a trademark, as in "Go Xerox
that letter." I think some lawyers call it trademark infringement, but
they hardly ever win. :-)


Erin McKean
editor at

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