Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 18:27:31 -0400
From: Bob Haas
Subject: Re: big weekend

Andrea et al,

The "ups" version is also the one I'm familiar with, re: one and ship.

A. Vine wrote:

> Grant Smith wrote:
> >
> >
> > I would guess the analogy to be "one-up-manship," a popular phrase meaning
> > to gain the advantage over others, especially in wit. There was a book
> > out, I forget the author, entitled, I believe, "The Art of Oneupmanship."
> > -Grant Smith
> Or, as I've heard it, "oneupsmanship". I think the derivation here is from
> third person singular verb form; the parties being described are more likely
> be in the third person.
> Andrea


Bob Haas
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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