Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 20:40:57 EST From: simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU Subject: Re: skell NYPD Blue's on in an hour or so. What you notice is that anyone any of the four males brings in is a "skel" unless wearing a suit. neither the kim delany character nor the other, newer female detective bring in skels, although they do bring in "perps". one of the fort wayne cops (here) used "skel". when i asked him about it, he laughed and said he'd gotten it from tv. beth simon assistant professor, linguistics and english indiana university purdue university simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]