"Rattle in Seattle" (was Re: Juan de Fuca)

Gregory {Greg} Downing gd2 at NYU.EDU
Thu Mar 1 21:03:25 UTC 2001

At 10:51 AM 3/1/2001 -0800, Anne Gilbert wrote:
>I haven't heard  "Seattle Rattle", but I've heard the
>Battle in Seattle for the WTO riots of November 1999.  And we might have
>gotten Rattled in Seattle, but like you, my bet is on Ash Wednesday

Yesterday afternoon, three or four hours after the event, I heard a NYC
radio news reporter say "the Rattle in Seattle," as if it were a boxing
match. Not that phrase will have legs necrssarily, but there it is for what
it's worth. Seems too jocular to be a likely candidate for the eventual
formal and/or mainstream and/or unmarked term.

Greg Downing, at greg.downing at nyu.edu or gd2 at nyu.edu

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