Michael Quinion wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Thu Dec 16 10:50:37 UTC 2010

My turn to send a private message to the list. Apologies!

> Your help in tracking down the German antecedents of "Polizeikessel"
> means that I can now write a piece in World Wide Words about "kettling"
> with some reasonable suggestions about its origin. The piece will appear
> this Saturday, with due acknowledgement.  Thank you.

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words

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