Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Fri May 14 00:06:23 UTC 2010

Jonathan Lighter wrote, of "undocumented":
> Primatologists know this means "previously undescribed by science," i.e.,
> "new":

On my first reading of the Aubrey/Maturin books, it took me a while to realize that this
was what Maturin meant by "nondescript". Now that that word has migrated away, I
guess it's important to bring in a replacement.

Jim Parish

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