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1. "...they met cute..." (7)
2. AAVE in sports talk
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4. Query of Puzzling Slang Items In A 1910 Baseball Poem (2)
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6. drugging (3)


Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 10:46:57 -0500
From: Grant Barrett
Subject: "...they met cute..."

In today's New York Times review of "Kurt and Courtney," a film by
Nick Broomfield about Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, Janet Maslin writes:

"From the dazed, scabby so-called friend who supplied Mr. Cobain with
a gun to Ms. Love's bitter ex-boyfriend (they met cute when she threw
a drink in his face) to the private detective who sees a James M. Cain
plot in Ms. Love's rise to glamorous widowhood, the speakers here are
united by suspicion and malaise."

"They met cute" is a new phrase for me, but somehow vaguely familiar,
in a "we were met on a great battlefield" kind of way.

Does anybody know anything about this, or have other examples? Or is
this an editing error?

Grant Barrett