Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 10:08:30 -0500

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Algeo/Barnhart WOTYs - sidebar

David's entry of sidebar as "aside" is related to, but slightly

different from the most common referent I've seen for it in the past two

years, namely a boxed (often with different-shaded background) commentary

expanding on a point mentioned in an article in a journal. Usually the

sidebar is set to the right or left side of the page, though occasionally

it may be placed across the bottom. The place I've encountered the term

most often is PC Magazine.

This meaning of the word has been journalist (newspaper) jargon for decades.

Maybe it's now breaking out into general consciousness, like op-ed and


- Allan Metcalf