Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 07:18:36 -0500
From: Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: Business terms (hot potato, dead cat, copper)

On Tue, 3 Mar 1998, Bapopik wrote:

Washington, of course. The headlines and subheads for the stories and
editorials use the latest buzzwords. The 90 years (up to Nexis) might seem

Let me amend my last message. If interesting terms appear in headlines
and subheads, then the abstracts on Nexis going back to the late 1960s
might well be useful for tracing word-usages. Even if terms appear in the
body of the Wall Street Journal articles rather than in headlines, the
abstracts probably track the language of the stories pretty well and might
pick up interesting terms.

Fred R. Shapiro Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
Associate Librarian for Public Services TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
and Lecturer in Legal Research ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
Yale Law School Oxford University Press, 1998
e-mail: fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ISBN 0-19-509547-2