Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 12:55:30 -0500
From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM
Subject: Re: On those Bobdolisms
Two small thoughts.
1) This usage first jumped out at me during the heyday of Bo Jackson, the
baseball/football star. So this would be maybe five years ago. I had
heard isolated instances before, but Bo, like Bob Dole, seemed to use it
2) Bo Jackson and Bob Dole (and Nixon, for that matter) strike me as
people who are essentially rather shy, or at least deeply uncomfortable
in public speaking.