Date: Fri, 19 May 1995 11:21:32 -0400

From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM

Subject: Re: 1995 Candidates "Word of the Year"

How about integritous?(meaning:having great integrity)I used that in des-

cribing the founder of the company I work for to my father on the phone last

night and he said "What did you do- make that word up?"

That is extremely interesting. Does this honestly represent a real use?

We got a letter several months ago from a group of students who

had claimed to coin this word, and wanted to donate it to us for

the betterment of the English language. Nothing wrong with the word,

of course (except that it duplicates the obsolete _integritive_), but

I'd like to know if people are really using it or if it's just part

of an organized campaign to get this word out into the world.

Jesse Sheidlower

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