Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 04:53:05 -0800 From: Judi Sanders Subject: Re: "to dis" JANE M SPALDING-JAMIESON wrote: > > Is "to dis" a verb now? Certainly among the youth of America it is. RHDAS has popular culture citations back to the early 80s for senses of to disrespect, to disparage, to affront. All of those are consistent with current uses on college campuses from coast to coast. Judi Sanders ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr. Judi Sanders Professor, Communication Cal. State Polytechnic U., Pomona The Web: The College Slang Page: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~