TAN: cat

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Mon Sep 21 01:54:36 UTC 2009

It means I read poorly and go off half-cocked. :-)

---Amy West

>Date:    Thu, 17 Sep 2009 16:20:50 -0400
>From:    Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM>
>Subject: Re: TAN: cat
>I intentionally fused "upper middle" with "middle-aged", but I never
>realized that someone might actually misread this as a suggestion of
>middle class. And I specifically chose "grew up in" rather than "from".
>I find this interpretation very intriguing from a cognitive
>perspective--I am just not sure yet what it means.
>     VS-)

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