Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 10 07:44:43 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 1:46 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> To me, "profiling" (or "ethnic profiling" as it was originally called for
> about fifteen minutes) is a relatively methodical process (the potential
> perp has X, Y, and Z characteristics, etc., etc., that we got lectured on at
> the station house, etc., etc.).

The suspect must "fit the description." FTD has become a catchphrase,
in some circles.

A character in a Japanese cartoon spoke of the need to have the
ability to "profile criminal minds."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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