Date: Fri, 3 Nov 1995 15:56:05 -0800
From: Sylvia Swift madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VIOLET.BERKELEY.EDU
Subject: Re: Letterman the linguist?
On Fri, 3 Nov 1995, Jerry Miller wrote:
Of late, David Letterman has been using a word, "gespinkto" (or
"gesfinkto"?), which seems to mean something like "finished," "kaput,"
(it's) "history." Does anyone know if this word has any basis in reality, or
is it just something our gap-toothed goofball from Indiana dreamed up?
i hate to practice seat-of-the-pants etymology, but surely this is
"gesphincto" = having been sphinctered = having passed through the
sphincter = having been processed and discarded. is ge + root + o
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