Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 13:21:38 -0400
From: Fred Shapiro
Subject: Re: Pomo

On Wed, 22 Apr 1998, Larry Horn wrote:

> I take it Mr. Shulman hasn't caught any performances of the Pomo Afro
> Homos. (If he read the Times as well as New York Press, he wouldn't have
> needed to ask.) ANd I must say, he doesn't SOUND like someone on the staff
> of the OED. ("I've never heard it, so it must be gibberish" indeed.)

I too was taken aback by David Shulman's reaction to the word _pomo_ and
by his description of himself as a staff member of the OED. Let me point
out, however, that Dave has been a major contributor to the OED, although
I do not believe he has ever been a staff member. Let me also point out
that Dave's comments may perhaps be influenced by advanced age or poor
health, if this is not too patronizing. I hope that Dave will not be
judged too harshly for these comments; he has undoubtedly contributed more
to our knowledge of the English language than the great majority of the
people on this list.

Fred R. Shapiro Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
Associate Librarian for Public Services TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
and Lecturer in Legal Research ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
Yale Law School Oxford University Press, 1998
e-mail: fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ISBN 0-19-509547-2