Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 16:21:47 -0400

From: "Virginia P. Clark" Virginia.Clark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UVM.EDU

Subject: New word?

Maybe I just haven't been paying attention and this word is already widely

used, but it's new to me. The following message appeared today in another


My messages to . . . keep getting bounced back---does anyone have a

new edress (are you there . . .)?

A nice blend, I think, and it actually fills a semantic gap. It's not in

DARE or RHHDAS, but those (and the last three issues of _American Speech_)

are the only places I checked.

Virginia Clark

Emeritus Professor of English

University of Vermont

400 Old Mill, P.O. Box 54030

Burlington, VT 05405-4030