Date: Sun, 31 Aug 1997 22:59:31 EDT From: DMC Rogers Subject: Re: ...razzi/Buck House Speaking of words used in the discussions of Princess Diana's death, I noticed several people calling Buckingham Palace "Buck House." Does anybody know anything about the origins of that or earlier uses? On Sun, 31 Aug 1997 00:58:35 -0400 "Barry A. Popik" writes: > Princess Diana is dead. I can't believe it. > David Shulman told me about his research into "paparazzi" (and >"paparazzo"). The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology is correct: > >PAPARAZZO n., pl. PAPARAZZI, aggressive photographer who pursues >celebrities. > 1961, American English, borrowing of Italian _paparazzo_, in allusion >to the >surname of a free-lance photographer in the Italian motion picture _La >Dolce >Vita_ (1959).