Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 01:31:10 EST From: Bapopik Subject: Fornigate & Eatin' Ain't Cheatin' (new words) Please, give the following words absolutely no WOTY consideration! No word-of-the-year, please! PLEASE?? Tom Dalzell finished his Merriam-Webster SLANG OF SIN way too early. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------- FORNIGATE On the web, "Fornigate" appears to be beating out "Sexgate." Give it another week. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------- EATIN' AIN'T CHEATIN' Gosh, I hope this is over soon. This phrase (not in the RHHDAS) was also on the web in several newsgroups. This is from Christopher Caldwell's "Hill of Beans" column, the New York Press, Jan. 28-Feb 3, 1998, pg. 26, col. 1: She fell in love with Bill Clinton, even though their relationship consisted solely of blowjobs. The two almost had sex once, but then the President pulled back and said, "No, that's special." (How flattering.) (...) Anyone inclined to think that Lewinsky's version of the Clinton affair is a fantasy should keep in mind its details. Clinton is clearly an adherent of Robb's Rule--named after the prolific Virginia Senator Chuck Robb--that it's not adultery if only oral sex is involved. This interpretation seems to be the prevalent one among Southern politicians, who are apt to express it in its more apothegmatic formulation: _Eatin' ain't cheatin'_. "Eatin' ain't cheatin'" supposedly comes from a Kinky Friedman song and was popularized on the Don Imus radio show. I tried to get the full lyrics on the web, but got "404 File Not Found." Remember: "Among the New Words" is fine, but please, NO WOTY!!