Distinguished Engineers

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Sat Jul 21 05:48:23 UTC 2001


   From the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 19 July 2001, pg. 13, col. 3:

_The Real Lords of Silicon Valley_
_"Distinguished Engineers" Are Rock Stars of the Tech World_
   Many are bestowed with titles such as "fellow" or "distinguished engineer."  They tend to parachute in on a project, make suggestions and criticisms, then move on to the next project.  Even high-level managers are said to shudder at their arrival at meetings.


HEALTH MEX---The July 18th "Word Spy" indicates a 1993 date for "Health Mex."  Four trademark hits are on tess.uspto.gov, with one first use in 1992.

ICELANDIC SPEECH--The Icelandic "Howard Stern" never got back to me.
   Two books (both in Icelandic, with some illustrations) might be of interest to the Fred Shapiro phrase types:
MERGUR MALSINS (1993) by Jon G. Fridjonsson
RAETUR MALSINS (1997) by Jon G. Fridjonsson
   Iceland is a country where a whole lot of English books are sold and almost the entire country speaks the language.  The National Library doesn't have the RHHDAS or the CASSELL DICTIONARY OF SLANG or DARE.
   The best book in both languages still appears to be AN ICELANDIC-ENGLISH DICTIONARY (Oxford, 1957).

ENFALT MATREIDSLU VASA-KVER, FYRIR HELDRI MANNA HUS-FREYJUR (1800) was reprinted in 1998.  "Danskt skyr" is on page 38.

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