End of ADS-L Digest - 23 Mar 1996 to 24 Mar 1996 ************************************************ There are 9 messages totalling 313 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. himbos revisited 2. mla presiders needed (2) 3. Apology to list 4. gapers' block (3) 5. e-usage survey declined 6. Lavatory = ? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 04:52:46 -0500 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: himbos revisited was reading the south african version of _elle_ magazine and came across an article called "happiness is a himbo". it claims (though i don't trust _elle_'s linguistic research methods) that the term was coined in _tatler_ magazine (a british women's mag). no date given. but they also give another form that i don't remember being discussed here: bimboy. i like it. lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]muse.arts.wits.ac.za Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA