Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 09:44:20 -0600
From: David Berry daberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEMONET.COM
Subject: Re: "zephyr" (= nothing)
stop sending me this damn crap. I want out! Hear me, I want out! no more
From: Gerald Cohen gcohen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UMR.EDU
To: ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
Subject: "zephyr" (= nothing)
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 1998 7:58 PM
I've come across "zephyr" with the meanng "nothing":
_ St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, May l7, l997, p.34/1-3; title: "The Sky
Is Not Falling":
"A 150-pound hunk of aluminum...comes hurtling out of space and
crashes on downtown's major
artery. And what happens?
Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zephyr. No human pancakes. No busted
I have no idea how the semantic development "zephyr" to "nothing"
occurred. Can anyone help?
gcohen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]umr.edu