Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 19:31:52 -0500

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: One more -arazzi?

There was a thread a number of days back about -arazzi that I'm too lazy to

search for, but in case this coinage or nonce-word using -arazzi wasn't


Randy Taraborrelli, whose unauthorized bio of Sinatra is out soon or

already, is quoted as saying that Nancy Sinatra said his unauthorized and

unflattering biographizing made him "one of the `type-arazzi.'" This is from

Cindy Adams' gossip-column (gossip-columns seem to be where a lot of words

in -arazzi show up, perhaps in some cases for their only appearances).

I imagine Kitty Kelly would be the person whose picture you'd put in the

margin next to that particular word were it ever to graduate to dictionary


Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]