Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 12:55:30 -0500 From: Katherine Catmull 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 constantly. 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. Kate Catmull