Marc Sacks msacks at WORLD.STD.COM
Sun Dec 15 20:07:06 UTC 2002

I've heard it. I don't like it, though, like Peter, I can certainly see
where it came from. But of course, going back further, there was nobody
named Less in Homer, so the analogy is limited.

Marc Sacks
msacks at

Peter Richardson wrote:

>Has anyone heard _mentee_? The pattern is obvious (cf. lessor/lessee), but
>I wonder about the specific form. (Personally, I like manatee.)
>Peter R.

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