Date: Sat, 6 Dec 1997 08:41:47 -0500

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: Judas Q. Priest

Arnold is exactly right Don't you guys know famous peoples' middle names!

Jesus H. Christ

Judas X. Priest

John Q. Public

The ONLY acceptable variant was 'Fucking' but it works for the first two

only (*John Fucking Public), and it is not clear to me that it was a

'name.' It might have been an extended case of putative 'infixing' - e.g.,



no, no, it's Judas *X* Priest!

or so it was in my teens and 20s...

arnold (zwicky[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Dennis R. Preston

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