Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 12:35:27 -0500

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: Deletia (Was Re: Dilbert for WOTY?)

At 01:56 AM 1/2/98 EST, you (GarethB2 GarethB2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM ) wrote:


Is this a latinism indicating that there was "deleted wording" here? How is

it formed, I mean morphologically? (Not being sarcastic here, just honestly

curious.) I know the philological/editorial term "delenda" (things to be

deleted; cf. memoranda "things to be remembered"), but not "deletia."

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]