Date: Fri, 3 Nov 1995 13:56:27 -0500 From: Jerry Miller Subject: Letterman the linguist? 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? Curiously, Jerry Miller Pulliam School of Journalism Franklin College (Ind.)