End of ADS-L Digest - 23 Jan 1998 to 24 Jan 1998 ************************************************ Subject: ADS-L Digest - 24 Jan 1998 to 25 Jan 1998 There are 10 messages totalling 493 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. doppkit (2) 2. Sexgate words 3. Survey help again 4. Survey help again--new participant 5. "legal jargon" the "ultimate dialect of scandal"? (Sheidlower & Shuyquoted) 6. syntactic blends (3) 7. Almost about dialect ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 00:04:29 -0500 From: Gregory {Greg} Downing Subject: Re: doppkit At 11:11 PM 1/24/98, Steve Harper wrote: >But is it an acronym??? I've found two very different explanations of its >possible origin [clipped to save bandwidth] > This probably has nothing to do with it, but just in case: OED dop v. = to dip, immerse, submerge. If it's a shaving kit.... But then again, I don't wish to add to the considerable amount of fanciful if clever etymologizing in the world.... Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]nyu.edu or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]is2.nyu.edu