End of ADS-L Digest - 17 May 1995 to 18 May 1995 ************************************************ There are 5 messages totalling 123 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. 1995 Candidates "Word of the Year" (3) 2. harassment 3. Re[2]: 1995 Candidates "Word of the Year" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 19 May 1995 11:21:32 -0400 From: Jesse T Sheidlower 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 Random House Dictionaries