James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Thu Jan 31 23:51:26 UTC 2008

>However, the word "classy" itself has always struck me as being
>somehow "unclassy"--as if there is perhaps an unintended irony when
>people use it. (But I'll have to thenk about that.)

You're right -- "classy" is very non-U. The U word is apparently
"smart." Or was at the time the book was written.

James Harbeck.

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