I do not think that word means what you think it means (UNCLASSIFIED)

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Thu Apr 9 00:04:16 UTC 2009

On Apr 8, 2009, at 4:43 PM, John Baker followed up on the query as to
whether "The Princess Bride" is the source of this quote.

of course the movie wasn't the *source* of the quote.  it's a
perfectly ordinary sentence of english.

what the movie did was make it into catchphrase.


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