[Ads-l] New to me

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Mon Nov 28 18:56:09 UTC 2022

On 11/27/22 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Sat, 26 Nov 2022 01:35:26 -0500
> From:    Wilson Gray<hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: New to me
> “Blackfish,” a term used to describe someone White who pretends to be Black
> or mixed-race for financial and social gain.
> https://www.ebony.com/woman-dons-blackface-not-white-white/
> - Wilson
> -----
> 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

Interesting! The -fish part of "catfish" has become productive! (All 
right, it's probably been productive, but I just didn't know it.)

There's lots of other items formed from "catfish," (verb) aren't there?

---Amy West

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