Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 10:08:30 -0500 From: Allan Metcalf Subject: Re: Algeo/Barnhart WOTYs - sidebar >David's entry of 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 > 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 gaydar. - Allan Metcalf