Date: Fri, 3 Nov 1995 15:56:05 -0800 From: Sylvia Swift 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 pseudo-german? sylvia swift madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]violet