aka = 'in other words'

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 2 02:12:44 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have hated this "a.k.a." since the first time it jumped from police
> blotters to general usage in the 1970s.

I was hoping that it had died out.

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.
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