Date: Sun, 20 Oct 1996 05:21:56 -0400

From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Grand "Opportunity" Party; "Lady"

GOP, continued:

In 19 October 1996, pg. A6, cols. 1-4 of the New York Post, a headline

reads: "Kemp: 'O' in GOP for 'Opportunity'." Said Jack Kemp, "We're talking

about a Grand Opportunity Party, not just for some, but for everybody."


Let me recheck my GOP papers. I could have sworn the "O" in "GOP" was

NOT "opportunity."

I have it right here! The "O" in "GOP" stands for

........................... "old."


A few days ago, Ron Butters made a posting about the use of "lady." The

following cites should be of great interest.

WHEN "LADY," WHEN "WOMAN"--World (NY), 15 June 1884, pg. 10, col. 7.

THE WORD "LADY" (letter by "A LADY")--Boston Evening Transcript, 21 February

1891, pg. 12, col. 5.

THE WORD "LADY" ("Ladies" at American Colleges and Elsewhere--A

Lexicographer's Array of Ancient and Modern Instances, by Albert

Matthews)--Boston Evening Transcript, 25 November 1899, pg. 17, cols. 5-6.

I am a tremendous fan of Albert Matthews's work (he also did "Uncle Sam"

and "Brother Jonathan"), and the last cite is especially useful.