"Pretexting": new?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 10 03:51:38 UTC 2007

According to Slashdot,

"Pretexting" [main stress on the first syllable?] is the practice of
pretending to be someone else in order to obtain personal information
on a person, such as telephone or banking records.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
                                                      -Sam'l Clemens

"Experience" is the ability to recognize a mistake when you make it, again.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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