Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 14:38:17 -0500

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

Subject: Re: G-string

At 02:26 PM 11/24/97 PST, you wrote:

Since several messages in the last few days have discussed the word

'whore,' I feel comfortable asking this:

What does the 'G' in 'G-String" stand for?

It's as wide (sc. not very) as that bass string, in a piano, was always my

impression. Is that Horne Tooke, or accurate?

Gregory {Greg} Downing, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]