Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 3 00:34:38 UTC 2000

On Wed, 2 Feb 2000, Dennis R. Preston wrote:

> Nope, Fred, but I almost see why my message may have made you think that.
> Actually, by "old-timey" I meant exactly the erroneous etymology you
> describe. I am still a little puzzled why so many people took my
> "old-timey" to mean "authentic."

I am sorry if I misconstrued your meaning.

Fred R. Shapiro                             Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
Associate Librarian for Public Services     TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
  and Lecturer in Legal Research            ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
Yale Law School                             Oxford University Press, 1998
e-mail: fred.shapiro at yale.edu               ISBN 0-19-509547-2

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