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Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Apr 24 18:30:23 UTC 2009

At 4/24/2009 02:00 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>History and etymology aside, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and the
>local Chamber of Commerce have given the name semiofficial status:
>It isn't going away.

(Mark kindly gives us
You can use

I thought shorter words always replaced longer ones.  But in any
case, given the current political/economic climate in Massachusetts
the Turnpike Authority is likely to go away first.


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