Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1993 08:43:00 EST From: Priscilla Kanet Subject: Re: "That's it -- Fort Pitt!" My husband (age mid 40's) also uses this statement, but with a little derogatory add on. He was raised in central Pennsylvania and did grad work at Penn State. I always assumed it was the Penn State put down on Pitt (Univ of Pttg), the arch rival. I think you are correct that it was a beer add with this beer being the end-all. Indiana is certainly close enough to have a rivalry with Pitt or at least advertizing from Pttg. I can investigate further if you like. Priscilla Kanet Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1993 12:10:00 CST From: Beth Lee Simon Subject: lexical query Is anyone familiar with "qualm" as a verb, as in "it doesn't qualm me a bit" (it doesn't bother, or worry, me a bit)? thanks, seth beth blsimon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1993 20:48:30 -0600 From: Dan Goodman Subject: hissy fits